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PRESIDENT

Jaime Mestan, CRC, CSC

Jaime Mestan, CRC®, CSC®   
Regional Director Culinary of North America
Griffith Foods Inc.
Chicago, IL
Phone: 708-821-3281

VICE PRESIDENT

Nick Landry

Nick Landry   
Culinary Development Chef
Summit Hill Foods
Rome, GA
Phone: 337-849-7088

TREASURER

Gerrie Bouchard, CRC

Gerrie Bouchard, CRC®   
Director of Marketing, Business Development and SCI
Tastepoint by IFF 
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-629-6211

SECRETARY

Jessica Goldstein

Jessica Goldstein   
Vice President
Nu Products Seasoning Company
Oakland, NJ
Phone: 201-440-0065

Directors

Erich Chieca

Erich Chieca   
Business Development Chef
Sadler's Smokehouse, Inc. 
Henderson, TX
Phone: 734-347-9104

Jeff Crace

Jeff Crace   
Chief Executive Officer
California Garlic Company
Temecula, CA
Phone: 951-506-8883

Anne Druschitz, CRC

Anne Druschitz, CRC®   
Corporate Research Chef
The Edlong Corporation
Elk Grove Village, IL
Phone: 847-631-6736

Charles Hayes, CRC, CEC

Charles Hayes, CRC®, CEC®   
VP Culinary Innovation
Deli Star
Fayetteville, IL
Phone: 618-677-2282

Cian Leahy, CCS, CRC

Cian Leahy, CCS®, CRC®   
Sr. Director of Culinary
Tribe 9 Foods
Beloit, WI
Phone: 608-718-9045

Nicole Linke, CRC

Nicole Linke, CRC®  
Product Development and Innovation Manager
The Suter Company Inc.
Sycamore, IL
Phone: 815-895-9186

Sara Menard

Sara Menard   
R&D Manager
Brakebush Brothers, Inc. 
Westfield, WI
Phone: 800-933-2121 x1513

Nelson Serrano-Bahri

Nelson Serrano-Bahri   
Culinology & Innovation Manager, Emerging Business
Ingredion Incorporated
Westchester, IL
Phone: 708-616-3409

Mark Slutzky

Mark Slutzky  
Senior Corporate Chef
McCain Foods USA
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Phone: 630-857-4868

Kyle Stuart, CRC

Kyle Stuart, CRC®   
Food Scientist
Chew
Boston, MA
Phone: 631-905-8528

Board Member-at-Large

Robert Danhi

Robert Danhi   
Chef
Flavor360 Solutions
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 310-625-1258

Board Advisor

Justin Kanthak, CCS, CRC

Justin Kanthak, CCS®, CRC®   
Segment Director: Snacks
Griffith Foods Inc.
Bartlett, IL
Phone: 708-986-8825

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