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St. Louis IFT October 2019 Meeting
Monthly Meeting

Date(s) - 10/24/2019
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Sunset 44 Bistro & Banquet
Kirkwood, MO
118 West Adams Avenue

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St. Louis Section of IFT invites you to a special evening focused on Managing your career: Surviving and thriving in this ever-changing work environment

Are you waiting for your real career to begin, or are you stuck, or do you need a little something to get to the next step? Come learn and participate to gain new insights and tools to take control of your career and reach your dreams/be the person you want to be.

Objective: Empower and motivate action to make positive steps in managing your career


5:45-6:15: Cash Bar / Meet and Greet

6:15-6:45: Presentation

    1. Introductions
    2. Identifying your key values in your career: Marie Kozlowski
    3. Changing jobs within or outside of your current role: Moira McGrath

6:45-7:15: Dinner- MENU OPTIONS: Please pick one of the food options (Chicken Cordon Bleu, Italian Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Vegetable Lasagna -vegan) at registration.

7:15-7:45: Dessert and table report outs

Speaker Bios

Marie Kozlowski, Business Development Manager for Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes. Marie is a Sales Leader with proven experience delivering topline results, leading cross-functional teams and masterfully cultivating key customer relationships in global food ingredient business. She has a proven record of achieving year-over-year growth targets by managing portfolios of complex accounts, revitalizing existing business, and establishing new growth opportunities. Recently, she became certified as a Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) which compliments her selling skills of asking open questions, listening, and moving forward. She has a BS in Food Science from Iowa State University and an MBA from St. Louis University. She has held several positions in the Saint Louis Section, including Chair, Supplier Night Chair, and Treasurer.

Moira McGrath, President of OPUS International, an executive search firm which focuses in the field of food science. She started the firm in 1993, and she and her team place scientists in research and development and quality assurance with both food and food ingredient manufacturers. She has been very active with IFT, having serving on the Board of Directors, started the South Florida Chapter, and chaired numerous task forces and committees. She also serves on numerous university Advisory Councils, including UC Davis, Virginia Tech, and University of Florida. She loves to work with students in helping them start their career in food science. She is a Cornell University grad with a degree in Hotel Administration.

*If you have any food restrictions please contact jsam@meridianflavors.com and stlift@yahoo.com.

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