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CMX's Keith Cole joins The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program

May 12, 2020
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CMX's Keith Cole joins The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program

 

IFSL Program's new industry advisors: Keith Cole, CMX Technology; Jeanine Flaherty, Legal Sea Foods; and Jared Willbergh, Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

 

(The following is an excerpt from the original press release -  https://ifsl.umn.edu/new-industry-advisors-join-ifsl-program)

 

New Advisors Join University of Minnesota’s Innovative Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program

[May 12, 2020] The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program is pleased to announce the addition of three new food system industry experts to its roster of cross-disciplinary advisors who provide insight, guidance and support for the program, as well as cohort mentoring.

Designed for working food professionals, the IFSL graduate certificate program expands emerging food system leaders’ knowledge, and exposes them to new and different approaches that help them be more effective in their professions and enables them to have a greater impact on helping address overall food system challenges.

The IFSL program has a robust roster of cross-disciplinary advisors as well as professors from three of the University of Minnesota’s colleges – the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the School of Public Health, and the College of Veterinary Medicine – have collaborated to form this unique program, providing a multifaceted and robust learning opportunity for its participants.

The newest IFSL program advisors include:

  • Keith Cole, Vice President of Sales, CMX Technology
  • Jeanine Flaherty, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance, Legal Sea Foods
  • Jared Willbergh, Director of Food Safety at Specialty’s Café & Bakery

 

“For twenty-five years, I’ve had a rewarding career working extensively with the world’s largest food producers, growers, and retailers,” said Keith Cole, VP of Sales, CMX Technology. “I look forward to giving back to the food industry, and helping the IFSL program grow their participants knowledge and understanding of the impact sales, marketing and technologies have on our food system. “

 

About the University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program
Delivering a comprehensive and actionable educational experience, the University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program (IFSL) broadens the knowledge and understanding of the global food supply chain and interdependencies across the food system, while promoting critical thinking and problem solving across disciplines. IFSL is a Post-Baccalaureate Regents Certificate program designed for working professionals and bridges the gap between traditional food system education and a professional leadership program.

For more information, visit https://ifsl.umn.edu/.

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