Good Food Accelerator Associate Board

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Jarrett

Annenberg

Jarrett Annenberg

|Senior Vice President - Brokerage Services at CBRE

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Pooja

Bag

Pooja Bag

|Associate at The Boston Consulting Group

Biography available on LinkedIn.

Associate at The Boston Consulting Group

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Brian

Behm

Brian Behm

|Tilia

Biography coming soon.

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Kati

Behrens

Kati Behrens

|Vice President at MB Financial Bank

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Siddharth

Bhatia

Siddharth Bhatia

|Manager at A.T. Kearney | Consumer Industries and Retail Practice

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Patrick

Brady

Patrick Brady

|Associate Director of Savills Studley

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Ryan

Brown

Ryan Brown

|Venture Capital Associate at Chaifetz Group, LLC

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Catie

Burkhard

Catie Burkhard

| Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Elizabeth

Convoy

Elizabeth Convoy

|Manager, eCommerce at Conagra Brands

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Lindsay

Cosgrove

Lindsay Cosgrove

|Strategic Brand & Marketing Leader

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Amy

Delorenzo

Amy Delorenzo

|Sustainability and Waste Reduction Consultant

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Bob

Denninger

Bob Denninger

|Partner at Plante Moran

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Kaitlyn

Doyle

Kaitlyn Doyle

|Director of Irish Angels

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Jonathan

Ellis

Jonathan Ellis

|Managing Director at Sandalphon Capital

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Emily

Falkof

Emily Falkof

|Corporate Counsel, East Region at Cushman & Wakefield

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Adam

Falkof

Adam Falkof

|Associate at Quarles & Brady LLP

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Ashley

Hartman

Ashley Hartman

|Principal at Bluestein & Associates

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Meghan

Klein

Meghan Klein

|CEO and Founder of Here

About Here

Here makes salad dressings and other value-added products using produce from FarmedHere, an organically-certified indoor vertical hydroponic farm in Bedford Park, IL. MadeHere is committed to growing communities by creating locally-made and locally-sourced products and making them available to everyone every day. Learn more about Here at www.here.co

Biography
Consumers are hungry for a consistent source of locally-made and locally-sourced value-added products created by a local farm that they trust. Here satisfies growing consumer demand for local foods by providing great-tasting products that incorporate local and organic produce and are made locally by members of the Chicago community. By increasing the amount of healthy, locally-sourced, and locally-made foods available throughout the Midwest, Here aims to position itself as a leader in local food production, and provide customers with a much-needed source of local foods available 365 days per year.

Megan Klein is president and general counsel of the Here.  She has extensive experience in food and small business law, food safety, and local foods advocacy, and she is committed to inclusive hiring practices throughout the Here companies organization.Prior to joining Here, Megan worked with the City of Chicago and nonprofit groups to improve Chicago’s permitting and licensing of urban farms. She also served as an associate in Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s energy practice group, and later worked at Earthjustice as an environmental and sustainable foods advocate.

Her food policy experience includes having served as the Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Food Law Committee (2014-2015) as a Board Member of the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council (2011-2015), and advocating extensively on behalf of the aquaponic and hydroponic industries.

She holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, a certificate from the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, and a B.A. from Boston College.  She lives in the West Loop of Chicago and strives to eat local produce every day.

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Sarah

Irving

Sarah Irving

|Director of Finance & Accounting of One Off Hospitality

Biography coming soon.

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James

Jenkins

James Jenkins

|Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Michael

Lavin

Michael Lavin

|Founder & Managing Partner at Germin8 Ventures

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Jessica

Martin

Jessica Martin

|Director of Client Relations and Portfolio Strategy at CA Fortune

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Sarah

McCarron

Sarah McCarron

|Vice President, Client Advisor at JP Morgan's Private Bank

Biography available via LinkedIn.

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Rob

Mosher

Rob Mosher

|Sales Manager at Tenzing: A Wine and Spirits Company

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Valerie

Richfield

Valerie Richfield

|Brand Manager at US Foods

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Randy

Ries

Randy Ries

|Team Lead - Club at Tyson Foods

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Jen

Rosenthal

Jen Rosenthal

|Founder of Planted Chicago

Artist turned urban farmer Jen Rosenthal graduated from the Windy City Harvest sustainable urban agriculture apprenticeship program in 2010.  After spending consecutive seasons tending the Fruit & Vegetable Island at the Chicago Botanic Garden and The Edible Garden at the Lincoln Park Zoo, Jen went on to manage Uncommon Ground’s two on-site certified organic restaurant gardens from 2011-2014. Jen is currently growing her own business, PLANTED | Chicago, creating custom edible landscapes, as well as farming 1/4 acre on the Southside for Chicago-area chefs, restaurants, and bars.

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Katherine

Schulman

Katherine Schulman

|Senior Associate at IrishAngels Ventures

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Sara

Schulte

Sara Schulte

|External Communications Manager, Mars Food North America at Mars

Biography available on LinkedIn.

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Teddy

Seidman

Teddy Seidman

|Finance Director at Whole Foods Market

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Scott

Stern

Scott Stern

|Senior Associate at Origin Ventures

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Sakshi

Soorma

Sakshi Soorma

|Supply Demand Planning @ Mike's Hard Lemonade | White Claw | ExxonMobil

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Katherine

Swain

Katherine Swain

|Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development at MillerCoors

Biography available LinkedIn.

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Alex

Swick

Alex Swick

|Associate Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Biography available on LinkedIn. 

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Jordan

Tepper

Jordan Tepper

|Co-founder of Apologue & Manager at Cleveland Avenue

Biography available on LinkedIn.