Officer Elections for 2016 are underway. Make your vote count!
See the list of candidates and the proposed changes to our Great Lakes Section IFT Bylaws.

Office Name Company
Chair Scott Peterson Nestle
Chair Elect OPEN OPEN
Secretary Alyssa Kilgore Dawn Food Products Inc.
Treasurer Jeff Garza Garza Consulting
Member at Large Andrea Kirk Michigan State University
Member At Large John Wrubel National Flavors
Past Chair Julia Bradsher Global Food Protection Institute
Student Representative Maria Tanila Cotter Michigan State University
Student Representative Eno Latifi Wayne State University

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


Committee Chairs

Scholarship: Andrea Kirk
Supplier’s Day:  Sue Riippa
Golf Outing: John Bailey
Membership/New Professionals: Tony Huesman, Cynthia Lopez-Pena
Section Meeting Planning:  Scott Peterson, Ana Wiessel
Job Shadow/Industrial Link:  Sarah Smith-Simpson
Financial Planning:  Jeff Garza
Audit Committee:  Julia Bradsher, Scott Peterson
High School Outreach:  Gene Maly, Janice Harte
Communications: Brittny Flues, Hilary Sepe
Membership: Andrea Gerstle


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