Join us in New York to celebrate the launch of the FOODBIZ+ series—a monthly program of online talks with food industry experts exploring the latest opportunities—and threats—in food business. Meet and mingle with fellow food system changemakers, then join us for FOODBIZ+ the media, a panel discussion on how the food media shapes food business, from consumer taste to industry trends to government policy. Moderated by The Food Business School’s Dean William Rosenzweig, the panel features Food Analyst at NBC News and Former White House Advisor for Nutrition Policy, Sam Kass; Senior Writer at Fortune Magazine, Beth Kowitt; and New York Times national correspondent, Stephanie Strom.
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About the Panelists:
Sam Kass, Food Entrepreneur, Former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition
Unfortunately, Sam Kass is no longer able to attend.
Sam Kass currently serves as a senior food analyst at NBC News, covering topics such as healthful eating, food trends and policy. During his tenure at the White House, Kass held positions as Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives and Executive Director for Michelle OBama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, among others. In 2011, Fast Company included Kass in their list of 100 Most Creative People, and in 2012, Kass helped create the American Chef Corps, which is dedicated to promoting diplomacy through culinary initiatives. Kass is an MIT Media Lab fellow, entrepreneur and advisor.
Beth Kowitt, Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine
Beth Kowitt is a Senior Writer for Fortune Magazine, where she primarily covers the business of food. She has written cover stories on Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and the “War on Big Food,” which chronicled how shifting eating habits are shaking up legacy food companies. Her 2014 story on McDonald’s woes received the 2015 Front Page Award for Business Journalism from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Kowitt, who joined Fortune in 2008, is also a co-chair of Fortune MPW Next Gen. She has a B.A. in sociology and English from Bowdoin College and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Stephanie Strom, Business Reporter, The New York Times
Stephanie Strom is a business reporter for The New York Times since September 2010, providing in-depth coverage on food business news and food policy. Her recent work includes coverage of Chipotle’s E. Coli crisis, the G.M.O. labeling debate, and “cage-free” egg production in California, among many other topics. Previously, she had been a national correspondent covering philanthropy for The Times since December 2002 and has worked for the paper since 1988, when she joined as a clerk in the Washington bureau. She earned a B.A. degree in political science from Northwestern University in 1985 and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1986
Moderator & Series Host: William Rosenzweig, Dean and Executive Director, The Food Business School
William Rosenzweig has spent his career as an educator, serial entrepreneur, and venture investor. He was founding CEO of The Republic of Tea, co-founder of Physic Ventures, and helped to grow such companies as Odwalla, Leapfrog, Revolution Foods, Yummly, and Brand New Brands. Rosenzweig is a long-time faculty member at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He was honored with the Oslo Business for Peace Award for his accomplishments in the area of ethical business in 2010.
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