The 2019 FEMA annual leadership conference was held May 5th– May 7th in Naples, FL. This is the premier annual flavor industry event for FEMA members where flavor industry leaders come together to gain insights into current policy changes, inspire new thinking and make connections.
During the conference Kelli Heinz, Vice President, Marketing at Bell Flavors & Fragrances was inducted onto the FEMA Board of Governors. In this role, Kelli will be responsible for fostering a comprehensive environment in which the flavor industry can create, innovate, and compete. She will join 13 other Governors in helping to shape the future of the flavor industry.
Kelli states, “I am honored to represent FEMA, the US flavor industry, Bell, and my family with this recent board position. I’ve been involved with FEMA as the program committee chair since 2013 helping shape the topics the flavor industry needs to address. I am also thrilled to live on the legacy of my grandfather, Edward N. Heinz, and my father, James Heinz, both of whom were past FEMA presidents with representing the third generation of the Heinz family.”
According to the FEMA website, the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) is comprised of flavor manufacturers, flavor users and flavor ingredient suppliers. Founded in 1909, it is committed to assuring a substantial supply of safe flavoring substances. FEMA performs its work through the efforts of industry executives and scientists with a staff experienced in legislature, regulatory, academia, science and media. FEMA’s vision is to create universal acceptance of the value of flavorings.
Source: Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) https://www.femaflavor.org