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Dawn Hudson

The Food Processing Suppliers Association is pleased to announce Dawn Hudson, former Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League and President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America and PepsiCo Food Service, as the keynote speaker for the 2019 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 19-21 at the La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

Dawn Hudson has led an impressive career spanning high-level posts in media, retail, consumer goods, consulting, and healthcare at some of the biggest corporations in the world including the NFL, PepsiCo, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Allergan, PF Chang’s, the LPGA, and NVIDIA. From “Super Bowl Babies” to the return of the “Pepsi Challenge,” Hudson’s track record of success is packed with groundbreaking ideas born of an ability to see what’s around the corner and an expertise in crafting revenue-boosting competitive advantages. For her revolutionary work strengthening brands’ positioning and marketing, tapping into culture change as fuel for innovative business strategies, and championing inclusive leadership and diversity, Hudson has been recognized as the “Most Vital Leader in Tech, Media, and Marketing” by AdWeek—topping a list of 50 industry titans—and twice as one of Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”

“We are excited to bring Dawn Hudson to this year’s Conference to speak,” said Jarrod McCarroll, Chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and President of Weber, Inc.  “She is perhaps one of the most accomplished individuals ever to speak at our event and we look forward to hearing her strategies for confronting challenges and looking for opportunities in an ever-changing business landscape.”

“This year’s Conference schedule promises a number of opportunities that will help FPSA members to expand their network,” said David Seckman, President and CEO of FPSA. “First among these is the addition of the Network Breakfast and the Network/Council Roundtable Session, during which the new FPSA Networks will be able to step up and begin addressing substantive issues within their areas and collaborating with existing industry sector Councils to share the fruits of this work among all segments of the FPSA membership.”

In addition to the Network Breakfast and Network/Council Roundtable Session, the 2019 Annual Conference will feature breakout sessions for all major industry segments including meat, dairy, beverage, bakery, prepared foods and pet food, as well as a Food Safety & Sanitary Design Panel Discussion and several networking activities and social events.

Registration for the 2019 FPSA Annual Conference is now open with an early-bird rate of $1,050 for FPSA members and $1,300 for non-members. Additionally, there is a special promotional rate for any first-time Network attendees of $595. Anyone interested in attending can register on-line at www.fpsa.org. For more information on the FPSA Annual Conference, contact Dolores Alonso at (703) 663-1226 or dalonso@fpsa.org.