Global Food Forums Team

The Global Food Forums Team is composed of people who are dedicated to the food and conference industries. Please click through to individual biographies if you have a question that may be particularly relevant for a staff member.

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Claudia O'Donnell photo Claudia Dziuk O’Donnell, Co-owner, Content Editor, has worked in bench- to upper-level management in R&D and QC, and over 20 years in media—covering ingredient, food science and consumer trends and developing conference programs. Past positions include Director QC/QA, Orval Kent Foods (now part of Reser’s Fine Foods); Director R&D/QC, Alex Foods (now a JV between Hormel Foods and Herdez Del Fuerte); and R&D at International Multifoods (product line now part of Oberto Sausage Company). She has a MSc in Food Science and Nutrition (University of Minnesota), a MBA (Northern Illinois University) and a BA in Biology (St. Olaf College).

Peter Havens Managing Partner Global Food Forums
Peter Havens Co-owner, has over 35 years in the business-to-business food, beverage and dietary supplement publishing/media industry. Previously, he was Senior Group Publisher of BNP Media’s Food and Beverage Group. Prior positions include Publisher of Prepared Foods magazine and its in-person events and digital products. Peter’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for in-person event marketing led him to launch or successfully reinvigorate numerous food industry conferences. He is a graduate of Miami University in Marketing.

Jenny Bogdajewicz Stricker Jennifer Bogdajewicz Stricker, Conference Manager, has over 15 years in marketing/event planning with companies such as Cahners Publishing and BNP Media. She manages conference preparation and on-site details, speaker relations as well as working with hotel event-planning departments to coordinate facilities and professional activities associated with events. She also assist with social media and digital marketing. Jenny has a BS in Business Administration in Marketing (Northern Illinois University).

Barbara Nessinger 2017Global Food Forums partial trademarkBarbara Nessinger is Content Manager for Global Food Forums, Inc. She has15 years’ experience in writing, editing, and online and print content management, and is the former Managing Editor of Prepared Foods magazine. Previous to that, she was an English and history teacher in Illinois public schools and presented writing workshops for educators. Barb has BAs in Journalism and English from Saint Xavier University and Elementary Education certification in Illinois.

Photo of Peter O'Donnell, Graphic Designer for Global Food ForumsGlobal Food Forums partial trademarkPeter O’Donnell is Art Director for Global Food Forums, Inc. and handles its graphic needs for both print and digital formats. This involves logo development, print and online ads, event signage and website graphics among other duties. He additionally maintains various aspects of the company’s websites. He is also involved in shooting brief film segments during Global Food Forums, Inc.’s in-person events, editing these videos and posting them online. Peter graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Art with an emphasis on graphic design and glass blowing.

Global Food Forums partial trademark  Technology Snapshots Icon Global Food Forums’ Technology Snapshot Advisory Board undertakes the important task of evaluating submissions for the Clean Label Conferences’ Technology Snapshot session. In addition, they provide program advice and assist in the search for general session speakers.

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