Change Makers

Change Makers

The Change Makers program helps build a strong pipeline of women leaders eager to propel their personal career advancement and champion the professional growth of others in the Food Industry. A WFF Change Maker is a professional woman at the beginning stages of her career. She shows high potential in leadership competencies recognized by WFF. Identified by her company, she is a rising star within her organization, while modeling inclusive leadership behaviors that support gender equity within a company’s corporate culture.

Congratulations to the class of 2021 Change Makers!



Angel Alexander
District Manager
CKE Restaurants
Jessica Brown
Customer Development Leader
Georgia-Pacific
Melissa Cash
Director of Brand & Advertising
Wendy's
Chanel David
Sr. Process Development Engineer
Rich Products
Jessica Demski
Director of Operations
Darden
Jennifer DeStefano
Commercial Customer Development Specialist
Gordon Food Service
Tammy Fields
Manager, Supply Chain Services
McLane Foodservice
Kathryn Garaventa
Director for Sales Effectiveness Operations
US Foods
Angela George
Brand Manager
Kerry
Jessika Gomez-Duarte
Strategy Director
Yum! Brands
Nikki Heilskov
Sr. Corporate Account Manager
Land O’Lakes
Lauren Horning
Local & Organic Specialist
Sysco
Nicole Jones
Senior Marketing Manager
PepsiCo
Mariamelia Julian
Directory of Strategic Sourcing
Independent Purchasing Group (IPC)
Kristin Koeppen
Strategic Accounts Manager
Keurig Dr Pepper
Cara Liebman
Senior Director of Operations
Chili's
Brittany Mattingly
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Bloomin' Brands
Lauren Miller
Area Director, Southeast Region
Chick-fil-A
Lindsey Miller
Manager, Grassroots Advocacy
National Restaurant Association
Sharra Nicholson
Senior Manager, Foodservice Sales
The Hershey Company
Lisa Pinkston
Senior Growth Manager
The Coca-Cola Company
Robin Stien
Director of Commercial Learning and Development
Ventura Foods
Samantha Teunas
Region Manager
General Mills
Amy Valentine
Sr. Manager, Client Success
Black Box Intelligence
Danielle Wood
Sustainability Manager
Inspire Brands
Lisa Young
West Region Manager
P&G Professional