Food and Beverage Canada is pleased to announce our new and returning Board of Directors for 2021-2022

May 19, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) announced today that it has appointed Jennifer Marchand, Government Relations Leader, Canada for Cargill Limited; Michael Mikulak, Executive Director of Food & Beverage Manitoba; and Chris Conway, CEO of Food and Beverage Ontario, to its board of directors.  The three new board members were appointed alongside 15 returning members at Food and Beverage Canada’s Annual General Meeting held May 17, 2021.
Additionally, the FBC-ABC Board of Directors announced the appointment of James Donaldson as the association’s Vice Chair. James is CEO of BC Food & Beverage and has been a leader in the industry for nearly 30 years.
“We are pleased to welcome our new directors and the continuation of the mandates of many individuals who have been instrumental in advancing the priorities of our industry and navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 era,” said Kathleen Sullivan, CEO of Food and Beverage Canada. “The strength of our collective response has been made possible by the dedication of our directors and industry partners.  The addition of our three new members complements our board’s skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspective as we focus on helping Canada’s economic recovery and the future growth of our sector.”
Since 2018, Food and Beverage Canada has developed into a uniquely effective advocate for the national interests of industry and a significant contributor to federal policies that advance industry goals.   The board of directors plays a crucial role in ensuring high levels of engagement in policy development and advocacy for the benefit of our members and Canadian consumers.
Food and Beverage Canada is pleased to announce our new and returning Board of Directors for 2021-2022:
Appointed May 17, 2021:
Jennifer Marchand
Government Relations Leader, Canada, for Cargill Limited

Michael Mikulak
Executive Director, Food & Beverage Manitoba

Chris Conway
CEO, Food and Beverage Ontario

Returning Board Members:
Michael Burrows
Co-Chair, FBC-ABC
CEO, Maple Lodge Farms

Daniel Vielfaure
Co-Chair, FBC-ABC
Deputy CEO, Bonduelle Group & CEO, Bonduelle Americas

James Donaldson
Vice-Chair, FBC-ABC
CEO, BC Food & Beverage

Joe Makowecki
Treasurer, FBC-ABC
President & CEO, Heritage Frozen Foods

Del Rollo
Corporate Secretary, FBC-ABC
VP, Industry & Government Relations, Arterra Wines Canada

Rosemary MacLellan
Officer-at-Large, FBC-ABC
VP, Strategy & Industry Affairs, Gay Lea Foods

Tammy Brideau
Executive Director, Food & Beverage Atlantic

Bruno Burelle
Senior Director, Purchasing & Demand Planning, Groupe St-Hubert

Sylvie Cloutier
President and CEO, Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Quebec (CTAQ)

Flavia Dolan
Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs Canada, Ingredion Canada Corporation

Robert Eiser
President, Aliments LUDA Foods

Sylvain Fournaise
Vice-President, Food Safety and Technical Services, OLYMEL S.E.C./L.P

Teresa Schoonings
Senior Director, Government Relations & Sustainability, Bimbo Canada

Nadia Theodore
Senior Vice President of Industry and Global Government Relations, Maple Leaf Foods

Kerry Towle
Vice President, Industry & Government Relations, Sofina Foods