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Ann Daw

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Ann Daw

CEO | Non Profit Assoc | Turnarounds | Growth Leadership| Brand Champion |Independent Director |Operational Expertise

location_on Greater New York City Area

Advisory Board Member at Bias and Blind Spots

Advisory Council Member at Quaker Maid Meats,Inc

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Level: LEVEL 01 (12mo pts: 10 pts)

Lifetime points: 770 pts View details

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Profile

Summary

Summary

For the last 10 years, as President and CEO of the Specialty Food Association, a global not-for-profit, I overhauled SFA, assembled its management team, built community within its membership base, helped food and beverage companies from everywhere in the world introduce new products and brands, compete effectively, and safely-develop packaged food products.

During my tenure, the SFA grew 30%, increasing membership by 880 dues-paying food manufacturing companies, wholesalers, importers/exporters and organizations supporting food safety, IP, employee training, science, distribution, logistics, packaging and innovation. Member retention is at an industry pacing 85%.

Revenue from membership increased 4% yearly for the last 9 years. Revenue from educational programs increased 3X. Attendance and revenue from the two trade association shows (Fancy Food Show) grew exponentially, now approaching nearly 200,000 different food and beverages, and nearly 3,000 exhibitors between the New York and San Francisco shows. Attendee satisfaction is at 80%.

Importantly, I developed the for-profit educational component of the Specialty Food Association offering multiple courses covering all disciplines important to food and beverage innovation, safety, intellectual property management, IT, and marketing, to name just a few.

My skills were developed growing to Senior Vice President roles at Kraft (now, Mondelēz International, Inc.), where I had responsibilities, among others, for the Asia Pacific region, and over 50 manufacturing facilities in more than 50 countries, and Vice President of international marketing for Philip Morris.

I currently hold a number of BOD positions, including the World Education Services, and advise and mentor a number of start-ups.

My goal is to lead a for-profit food, beverage or educational company with global reach, or a large not-for-profit organization in need of turn-around or new growth initiatives in highly competitive arenas.

Experience

Advisory Board Member

Bias and Blind Spots

April 2017 - Present

Advisory Council Member

Quaker Maid Meats,Inc

September 2016 - Present

Quaker Maid Meats is a leading national frozen food provider of branded meat products including Steak-Umm®, Mama Lucia®, Quaker Maid®, and Philly Gourmet® .

Skills

Purpose
Brand & Communication Strategy
Brand Activation
Food & Beverage
purpose driven
Food
food trends
Innovation
personal nutrition
Legal
personal
Package Design
Nutritional Counseling
Sustainability
Engineering & Design
Strategic Planning
Marketing Strategy
Team Building
Business Strategy
New Business Development
Business Planning
Leadership
Training
Entrepreneurship
Start-ups
Pricing
Retail
Nonprofits
Sales Management
Product Development
Sales
Budgets
Brand Management
Income Statement
Event Management
Brand Development
Marketing Communications
Marketing
Merchandising
Trade Shows
Grocery
P&L
Social Media Marketing
Market Planning
Strategy
Advertising
Business Development
P&L Management
Budgeting

Industries

Food & Beverage

Activities

  • 29 Nov 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Airline Foods of the Future"

  • 11 Nov 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Factors of topmost priority for business travelers"

  • Oct 2017 - Oct 2020

    Facilitated a KnowledgeStream™: "Innovative Trends in the Restaurant and Foodservices"

    Food Shows
    Food Innovation
    Food Service
    Menu Design
    Trade Shows
    Trade Show Strategy
  • Apr 2016

    Participated in a Sprint: "Innovating around a purpose-driven spreads brand"