Congratulations to the newly elected GLSIFT officers!

We would also like to thank our outgoing officers for their service.

Office Name Company
Chair Lela Squire TIC Gums/Ingredion
Chair Elect Kelley Putt Kellogg
Secretary Alicia Dickinson Meijer
Treasurer Jeff Garza Garza Consulting
Director at Large Madison Hocker Dawn Foods
Director At Large Cynthia Lopez-Pena Nestlé
Past Chair Scott Peterson Nestlé
Student Representative Kaylan Hayman Michigan State University
Faculty Representative Linda Garrow Michigan State University

Position Descriptions
To learn more about any officer position, please refer to our bylaws for further details.


Committee Chairs

Scholarship: Ravi Chermala
Supplier’s Day:  Sue Riippa
Golf Outing: John Bailey
Membership/New Professionals: OPEN, OPEN
Program Committee:  Chelsey Timm, Ana Wiessel
Job Shadow/Industrial Link:  Sarah Smith-Simpson
Financial Planning:  Jeff Garza
Audit Committee:  Scott Peterson
High School Outreach:  OPEN, OPEN
Communications: Brittny Bauer, Hilary Sepe


A collection of useful professional and student resources.

Calendar Items:
IFT Coordinated National Calendar

Institute of Food Technologists
IFT Research, Reports, & Policy
Michigan State University Food Science Club
MSU Food Science & Human Nutrition Program
IFT Student Association (IFTSA)

GLS IFT Reimbursement Form