The New Guard: Creating a Better Food Future

The New Guard: Creating a Better Food Future



In the midst of the current food revolution, a new guard of food leaders has emerged, leading large global companies and innovative start-ups, alike, that are poised to change the food industry. At the same time, established food leaders are assuming new roles and recognizing new opportunities. Given the incredible shifts at the top of food companies, what does this mean for the future of the industry? This panel will feature a number of impressive leaders who will share their visions for the future and explore what it means to lead some of the most prominent food and agriculture companies during a time of rapid change.

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Cathy Burns
CEO, Produce Marketing Association



Matt Barnard
CEO and Co-Founder, Plenty


Walter Robb
Principal, Stonewall Robb Advisors; Former Co-CEO, Whole Foods


Uma Valeti
CEO and Co-Founder, Memphis Meats


Carla Vernon
President of the Natural & Organic Operating Unit and Corporate Officer, General Mills