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.


Board Leadership

  • Mike Loquercio - Chairman

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

  • Andy Dratt - Vice Chairman

    EVP & Chief Commercial Officer

  • Janet Garetto - Secretary

    Nixon Peabody

  • Ricardo Alvarez - Treasurer

    Raymundo's Food Group

  • David Starr

    Edlong Dairy Technologies

  • Jeremy Anderson

    Fifty Gazelles

  • Steve DeBretto

    Executive Director
    Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago             

  • Jeff Malehorn

    President & CEO
    World Business Chicago

  • Genevieve Coady

    Executive Director, Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs
    World Business Chicago

  • Michael Reever

    Acting President & CEO
    Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

  • Alejandro Silva

    Former Chairman & CEO
    Evans Food Group

  • Jim Slama

    Founder & President

  • John Shapiro

    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

    Vice President, Marketing
    The Kellogg Company

  • Dr. Bob Brackett

    IIT - Institute for Food Safety and Health

  • Steve Jones

    Fairlife LLC

  • David Miniat

    Miniat Holdings

  • Lisa Demme

    Marketing Director, Thought Leadership 
    FONA International

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