Brian Berk has been a writer and editor for 21 years. He has served as editor-in-chief of the Music & Sound Retailer and managing editor of Convenience Store News, both the top-circulated magazines in their respective fields. Berk has also held editing and writing roles in drug store retail, photography, and natural health products. Holding a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree from Quinnipiac University, Berk lives in Port Washington, N.Y., with his wife and two children.
Anna Boisseau, managing editor of Dairy Foods, has a diverse background in journalism including experience writing about international relations and parenting issues. In her spare time, she works on documentaries. She received her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Kathie Canning, former editor-in-chief of Dairy Foods, is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the trade publication sector. Her experience includes leadership positions on a number of food and beverage publications for both processor and retail audiences. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo and is also certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences.
Clay Detlefsen is senior vice president, regulatory and environmental affairs and staff counsel for the National Milk Producers Federations, Arlington, Va. Previously, he was a vice president at the International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C.
Karen Giles-Smith is a registered dietitian in Michigan with 23 years experience in the field of nutrition including clinical dietetics, nutrition education, and broadcast and print communications. She earned a master of science in human nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and a bachelor of science in food science and nutrition from Marygrove College, Detroit. Karen blogs at www.thewellnesswriter.com/blog.
Barbara Harfmann, managing editor of Dairy Foods, has 30 years of experience in trade journalism, nonprofit, and other professional writing. She writes for Dairy Foods’ eMagazine and website, delivering must-have information to dairy processors. Barbara also hosts industry-related podcasts and represents the magazine at trade shows and events. She earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communications and public relations from Illinois State University.
John A. Lucey is a professor of food science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the director of the Center for Dairy Research.
Dairy Foods contributing columnist Gregory D. Miller, Ph.D., is global chief science officer, National Dairy Council, Rosemont, Ill. He also serves as executive vice president of research, regulatory and scientific affairs for Dairy Management Inc. and is the global dairy sector lead for nutritional security for Global Dairy Platform.
Douglas J. Peckenpaugh is Group Publisher of Dairy Foods, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, Candy Industry, The National Provisioner, Packaging Strategies, and Flexible Packaging for BNP Media. He has nearly three decades of publishing experience following the food industry from farm to fork, covering agriculture, ingredient processing, retail grocery branding, foodservice menu development, and food product R&D and manufacturing. He is a past president and current member of the International Foodservice Editorial Council Board of Directors. He also serves in leadership roles at his local suburban Chicago food pantry and church. Doug studied Professional and Creative Writing at Purdue University.
Allen Sayler, email@example.com, is the senior director for food consulting services at EAS Consulting Group. His expertise in the areas of food processing, particularly in the areas of dairy processing, infant formula, bakery products, food additives, botanical products and food packaging, as well as GSFI third-party certification programs such as Safe Quality Food (SQF), has been of great value to EAS clients. He has spent more than 30 years as a food processing and regulatory expert, including vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards at the International Dairy Foods Association. In addition, Sayler represents the U.S. food processing industry at the Codex Committees on Food Additives, Food Labeling, Food Hygiene and Milk & Milk Products.Allen Sayler is vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards for the International Dairy Foods Association.
Phillip S. Tong, Ph.D., is Professor of Dairy Science at the Dairy Products Technology Center, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.