Group Creates Forum to Share Best-In-Class, National Expertise
Apron Food PR is pleased to announce its Board of Advisors, comprised of nationally-recognized food industry communications leaders. The board features professionals with deep understanding of public policy and public communication in the nutrition, food and agriculture space.
Dr. Jennifer L. Garrett brings 30 years of leadership and business experience in agriculture, food and nutrition. She currently serves as a senior associate at agricultural consulting firm The Context Network.
Dr. Cathy Kapica is a public health expert, food and nutrition scientist and licensed health processional with over 25 years of experience in organizations such as Ketchum, McDonald’s and Quaker Oats.
Jill Saletta whose varied expertise as chief communications officer includes leading communications teams at two global PR agencies and four Fortune 100/200 corporations, including Kraft Foods and Kellogg Company.
“Tremendous expertise exists in each of these three individuals, and Apron is fortunate to have their guidance and wisdom as we protect and promote food brands across the country,” said Apron Managing Director Jenny Gregorcyk. “This board of advisors brings best and brightest food industry minds to Apron, providing an ability to anticipate and invest in food and technology trends to help our clients stay ahead of the curve.”Prior to her current role, Dr. Garrett held various US and global leadership roles in the Monsanto Dairy and Monsanto Corporate Engagement businesses, the Kellogg Company and McCain Foods, working with executives, scientists and policy-makers to advocate for science-based food policy and communications. Today Dr. Garrett focuses her time on management and strategy consulting for food and agriculture entities at The Context Network.
Dr. Kapica’s experience focuses on bridging the gap between scientific, academic and policy worlds. In her time as Global Director of Nutrition at McDonald’s, she led worldwide nutrition efforts to develop and promote health and wellness initiatives in 118 countries. At the Quaker Oats Company, she developed and implemented science-based programs to promote the health benefits of oatmeal and breakfast to health professionals and consumers. In 2012, Dr. Kapica founded and continues to lead The Awegrin Institute, an independent public health consultancy, which uses a global perspective to tackle issues on food, nutrition and health policy.
Saletta’s expertise in brand and reputation, crisis communication, social responsibility and community relations have defined her as a leader across food and nutrition and other industries. Saletta has worked as Director or Communications and Corporate Relations at Whirlpool Corporation, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Kellogg Company and Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs at Kraft Foods, Inc. Prior to her corporate roles, Jill owned and operated a consulting business and held roles with Edelman and Burson-Marsteller.