MEMBER FORUMS


FaB Wisconsin’s membership reflects the strength of our state’s food and beverage ecosystem. Within the knowledge and experience of our industry  professionals, entrepreneurs, and crafts- and tradespeople  lies the know-how and connections you can tap to help meet the demands of your role and goals for your company and see you through the best and most challenging times.
 Through professional affinity, FaB offers five forums for members to meet regularly throughout the year to engage and share knowledge, resources, and challenges while focused around key areas of professional responsibility:

               

FaB Forums meet on regularly-scheduled meeting dates and times – see the 2021 Forum scheduleCurrently conducted via Zoom, our 90-minute Forum meetings follow this simple recipe: 

  • 10-minute FaB update 
  • 30-minute Forum feature on timely subject 
  • 50-minute introductions and Q&A 

Interested in past Forum events? Effective January 1, 2021, presentations and recordings of our webinars are a members-only benefit. If you're an employee of a member company, log in here to gain access to our full library of webinar presentations and recordings. Have questions? Email Emily at [email protected]


HR & TALENT FORUM

The HR & Talent Forum is a forum for members addressing talent, attraction, retentiondevelopment, or compensation within their area of responsibility. Forum chairs include:


CAITIE BOWERS
Director of HR
Maglio Companies


ANNE TROKA
Community Engagement Manager
Sargento Foods
 
Learn More About the HR & Talent Forum

FOOD SAFETY FORUM

The Food Safety Forum is a forum for members addressing food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance within their area of responsibility and features a live regulatorupdate by Michael Best. Forum chairs include: 


PAUL BENSON
Partner
Michael Best
SCOTT HALVERSON
Director of Quality Systems
Denali Ingredients

ANDREW WINGERS
Director of Food Safety & QA
Maglio Companies

Learn More About the Food Safety Forum

SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM

The Supply Chain Forum is a forum for members addressing logistical and supply chain demands within their area of responsibility. Forum chairs include:


KEITH HARTLAUB
Senior VP of Supply Chain & Transportation
Sargento Foods

CURT REYNOLDS
Director of Transportation
and Logistics Business
Johnsonville
 

Learn More About the Supply Chain Forum

SCALER FORUM

Our Scaler Forum is a form targeting the owners and leadership teams of our member scaling food and beverage businesses. Forum chairs include:


FRANK JIMENEZ
President
EVOLVE Brands

DAN KIPP
CFO
Create-A-Pack Foods

KATIE WESSEL
CEO
Milwaukee Pretzel Co.

Learn More About the Scaler Forum

MARKETING FORUM

Our Marketing Forum targets those with marketing experience and responsibilities at our member companies, as well as members looking to stay connected to Wisconsin’s industry players and assets, products and stories, and marketing best practices. Forum chairs include:


JENNIFER WALLACE
Creative Director
C.O.nxt


KATIE MLEZIVA
Founder & Strategist
Real Food Brands

 

 

Learn More About the Marketing Forum
 

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS