Our Team
  • Alan Reed

    Executive Director

    Alan Reed is the Executive Director of Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network. Prior to this role, Alan was Executive Vice President, Strategy & Innovation at Dairy Management, Inc., and was responsible for creating and driving innovative strategies to grow dairy demand. Alan has a degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University and an MBA in Management & Strategy from Northwestern University.

    Emailalan@chicagolandfood.org


Board Leadership

  • Ricardo Alvarez

    CEO
    Raymundo's Food Group

  • Dan Best

    President
    BEST VANTAGE, Inc.

  • Dr. Bob Brackett

    Director
    IIT - Institute for Food Safety and Health

  • Steve DeBretto

    Executive Director
    Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

  • Andy Dratt

    Executive VP
    Imbibe

  • Jesse Edwin Evans

    Co-Founder & General Manager
    Ale Syndicate

  • Mike Loquercio

    Area Director, Operations and Supply Chain
    D&W Fine Pack

  • Jeff Malehorn

    President & CEO
    World Business Chicago

  • Genevieve Coady

    Executive Director of the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs
    World Business Chicago

  • Theresa Mintle

    President & CEO
    Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

  • Alejandro Silva

    Former Chairman & CEO
    Evans Food Group

  • Jim Slama

    Founder & President
    FamilyFarmed

  • John Shapiro

    Partner
    Freeborn & Peters LLP

  • John Ruff

    Retired Kraft Executive
    Chicago Section Institute of Food Technologists

  • Charlie Baggs

    Chief Flavor Officer
    Surrender Brands

  • Wendy Davidson

    President - US Specialty
    The Kellogg Company

  • Chris Tutor

    VP of Marketing
    The Kellogg Company

  • Janet Garetto

    Partner
    Nixon Peabody

  • Steve Jones

    CEO
    Fairlife LLC

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