IFT Iowa Section Executive Committee 2019-2020 - Institute of Food Technologists Iowa Section

IFT Iowa Section Executive Committee 2019-2020


Kate Gilbert

Iowa State University- Associate Professor of Teaching 


"My favorite part about Iowa Section IFT is the people.  I enjoy catching up with old friends and making new friends at Iowa Section meetings.  Plus the tours are a great way to learn more about the food industry in Iowa."


PAST President 

Todd Van Thomme

Nyemaster Good P.C. - Shareholder and Patent Attorney


"My favorite parts of the IAIFT are the friendly professional networking, the programming and the ability to meet really intelligent (and did I say friendly) food scientists that make up the membership. I also really enjoy learning about all the various food science companies and innovative products produced right here in Iowa."


Cortney Miller

Eurofins Scientific 

Analytical Services Manager




Secretary ('19- '22)

Kelly Belknap

Grain Processing Corporation- Business Development Manager 


"My favorite part of IAIFT is learning about the processing and manufacturing taking place right here in Iowa" 



Treasurer ('17-20)

Shannon Coleman

Iowa State University - Assistant Professor / Extension Specialist


"I enjoy connecting with colleagues around the state."



MEMBER-AT-LARGE ('20 - '23)

Winnie Lam

Grain Processing Corporation






Member-at-large ('20 - '23)

Lauren Wedemeyer

Areotek- Account Manager







Jeff Paxhia

Paxhia Food Sciences, LLC - Manager







2020 Graduate Student Representative

Chinwendu Ozoh

Iowa State University

"I enjoy being part of IFT Iowa because of the educational component included in all the events.  Also, it is a great way to meet food professionals in academia and industry"






Ajitesh Shankar Yadav


Iowa State University


"Visiting various industries and knowing not only how food is safely made but also how it is supplied is intriguing.  And getting in touch with new people is always fun"




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