Monday, August, 10, 2009
Vickie Lewandowski, assumed the presidency of IAFP at the conclusion of IAFP 2009.
President, Vickie Lewandowski is a Quality Leader for Kraft Foods, where she is responsible for providing Quality Leadership including microbiological and food safety expertise to the global cream cheese and Bagelfuls businesses. Since joining IAFP in 1995, Ms. Lewandowski has been a very active member. She served on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2000 IAFP Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, has organized and convened several well-received symposia, has been a presenter for symposia and technical sessions. Ms. Lewandowski has served as the Chairperson of the Program Committee and the Vice Chairperson for the Dairy Quality and Safety Professional Development Group. She has been a judge for the Developing Scientist Competition for 2004 and 2005, and was chair of that committee in 2005. In addition to her involvement with IAFP, Ms. Lewandowski is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, and the Associated Illinois Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians, an Affiliate of IAFP.
Ms. Lewandowski earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. While pursuing her career, she continued her education and was awarded her Masters Degree in Food Microbiology in 1997.
In addition to Lewandowski, other members of the Executive Board include:
President-Elect, Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Vice President, Isabel Walls, Ph.D., USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Washington, D.C.
Secretary, Katherine M.J. Swanson, Ph.D., Ecolab, Saint Paul, MN
Past President, J. Stan Bailey, Ph.D., bioMérieux, Athens, GA
Affiliate Council Chairperson, Dan Erickson, Harold Wainess & Associates, St. Paul, MN
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) has more than 3,600 members who are food safety professionals committed to the high ideals of ensuring the safety of the world’s food supply. Association members include educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. The combined efforts of IAFP members throughout more than 70 countries help contribute to the association’s goal of Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®.
For more information, contact:
International Association for Food Protection
6200 Aurora Avenue, Suite 200W
Des Moines, IA 50322-2864 USA
Phone: +1 515.276.3344; +1 800.369.6337
Fax: +1 515.276.8655