2018 Officers

  • President – Brian Umberson, Director of Business Development at Novolyze
  • Vice President – Barbara Smith Schultz, VP of FSQA at Pepper Source, Ltd
  • Science & Agenda Chair – Peggy Cook, Consultant at Wheatsheaf Group
  • Sponsors & Vendors Chair– Nancy Gushing, Corporate Lab Manager, OK Foods
  • Operations Chair – Karen Beers, Lab services Director at Pilgrim's
  • Treasurer Chair – Keith Day, QA Director at Twin Rivers Foods
  • Poster Competition Chair- Jerri Lynn Pickett, Senior Microbiologist at Tyson Food Safety and Research Lab & WBA Analytical Laboratories 
  • Academic Chair- Dr. Steven Ricke, Professor, Donald "Buddy" Wray Chair in Food Safety, Department of Food Science, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 
  • Dir of Marketing  – Chris Reno, Business Development Manager, SAI GLOBA

2018 Board Members

  • Steven Ricke, University of Arkansas
  • Karen Beers, Pilgrim’s Pride
  • Keith Day, Twin Rivers Foods
  • Hillary Hagan, Tyson
  • Peggy Cook, Wheatsheaf Group
  • Nancy Gushing, OK Foods
  • Brian Umberson, Novolyze
  • Jerri Lynn Pickett, Tyson