July 2015 –
June 2016

Officers of the Board

Christine Fruechte - Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Colle+McVoy

Alfredo Martel - Vice Chair
Chief Marketing Officer, Famous Dave's of America

Kevin DiLorenzo - Treasurer
Partner, Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo

Mark Derks - Secretary
Director of Marketing, C.H. Robinson

Members of the Board

Dawn Cunningham
Chief Insights Officer, 3M

Karen Deutsch
Director of Creative Strategy/Planning, Target

Mike Fernandez
Corporate Vice President, Cargill

Mike Lescarbeau
Chief Executive Officer, Carmichael Lynch

Monica Mason
Research Analyst, Regalo International

Raquel Melo
Vice President, Innovation & New Business Development, Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Ann Simonds
Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills

Brenna Smithson
Strategic Planning Director, mono

Steve Wehrenberg
Professor & Program Director, University of Minnesota

M. Barry Westrum
Executive Vice President Marketing, International Dairy Queen

Advisory Members

Mark Addicks
Marketing Consultant

Eric Erickson
Owner, Erickson McGee

Sonya McCullum Roberts
President, Cargill Proteins, Growth & New Ventures & Strategic Pricing, Cargill

Barry Wolfish
Senior Vice President Mergers Acquisitions & Ventures, Land O’Lakes, Inc.


The constant positive energy, encouragement, optimism and confidence boost from the staff has been overwhelmingly phenomenal.

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