Annual Meeting Program Planning

This committee and the working group meet from July through November by conference call to plan all the education sessions for the Annual Meeting and Symposium by identifying experts to speak on topics of interest, reaching out to experts through direct or industry contacts, and assisting with finalizing sessions. This committee begins in the summer for a full program that can be confirmed in the fall and marketing materials can be developed and ready when registration opens in early January. At the meeting, some of the volunteers may be asked to participate in the program by introducing sessions.

Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee Member Roster 2020-2021

Purpose: Plan all the education sessions for the Annual Meeting

Goals:

  • Identify experts to speak on topics of interest
  • Reach out to experts through direct or industry contacts, and assist
    with finalizing sessions
  • Introduce sessions
    Timeline: The committee meets from July through November by
    a conference call to confirm sessions and speakers

Greg Hanks(Chair), Advanced Spice & Trading, Inc.
Committee:
Peter Shah
 Harris Spice
Eric Baylin, Chesapeake Spice Co. LLC
Gaspare Colletti, Cell Foods Inc.
Kerri Berrios, Kalustyan
Brad Gampper,
Reiga Foods
Kristen Jaskulski
, Pure Ground Ingredients
Tyler Klain, KALSEC
Jaron Maynard,
ofi (olam food ingredients)
Guillermo Molina
, Sabater Spices
Suzanne Munson, Heifer International
Prakash Namboodiri, AB Mauri India PVT LTD

ASTA Staff Liaisons
Margarita Passero
 
Laura Shumow  
Lindsay Wilson
Symposium Planning
Purpose: Plan all the education sessions for the workshop
Goals:

  • Identify experts to speak on topics of interest
  • Reach out to experts through direct or industry contacts, and assist
    with finalizing sessions
  • Introduce sessions
    Timeline: The task force meets from July through November by
    a conference call to confirm sessions and speakers
ASTA Staff Liaisons
Margarita Passero  
Laura Shumow