It’s that time of year again! 2018-19 Officer nominations are currently being accepted.
Positions open include Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Member at Large. Please send nominations to the current Chair, Scott Peterson.

Office Name Company
Chair Scott Peterson Nestle
Chair Elect Lela Squire TIC Gums
Secretary Madison Rial Dawn Food Products Inc.
Treasurer Jeff Garza Garza Consulting
Director at Large Andrea Kirk Michigan State University
Director At Large Cynthia Lopez-Pena Nestle
Past Chair OPEN OPEN
Student Representative Tabitha Rose Michigan State University
Student Representative TBD 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