Speakers 2018

Chris Domenico

Territory Manager – North America

Safefood 360

Special Agent Christopher Young

Intelligence Analyst

Federal Bureau of Investigation-Chicago

Debra Freedman

Education Manager

Food Protection and Defense Institute

Gary Nowacki

Chief Executive Officer


Gene Bartholomew

Sr. Director Corporate Food Safety

Smithfield Foods

Jeff Plank

Senior Manager Corporate Quality

Land O'Lakes

Jerold Schlegel

Director of Quality and Compliance

Sweet Street Desserts

Joellen Feirtag


University of Minnesota

Jordan Workman

Director of Client Development – NA & EMEA

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Keith R. Cadwallader


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lolita R. Brumfield

Compliance Investigator USDA, FSIS, OIEA, CID

United States Department of Agriculture- Food Safety Inspection Service

Dr. Maria Hoffmann

Research Genomics Microbiologist

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)- FDA

Miriam Maxwell

CFS Senior Principal Scientist

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Pamela Hutton

Director of Quality

Faribault Foods

Dr. Pardeepinder Brar

Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Italian Rose Gourmet Products

Paul van der Aar

Director Quality & NPI Management

Heineken USA

Dr. Rong Murphy

Vice President of Quality Assurance and Food Safety

Maple Leaf Farms, Inc.

Ross Ullman

Manager of Food Safety & QA – Processing

American Foods Group, LLC.

Dr. Ryan Newkirk

Senior Advisor for Intentional Adulteration

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Silvana Andreescu

Professor and Egon Matijevic Chair of Chemistry

Clarkson University

Thomas Preniczky

R&D Specialist

Sweet Street Desserts

Tian Hao

Principal Scientist


Dr. Yaohua Feng

Assistant Professor

Purdue University