I have spent the majority of my professional career in the consumer packaged goods industry. Through many sales and marketing roles, I managed promotion and distribution of food products to grocery retailers in the Midwest. I also used my CPG industry knowledge in a role at a local food bank facilitating food donations to those underserved in the community. I am currently in a strategy role representing over 5,000 dairy farm families in the Midwest and leading work to increase demand for dairy products with retail and foodservice partners. My membership in LDEI has allowed me to get to know some amazing, passionate, and accomplished women in the St. Louis food and hospitality industry!