Vickie Lewandowski Assumes Presidency of the International Association for Food Protection
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
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes 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. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.