Corporate Engagement

Chrissy Dinardo
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Chrissy Dinardo

Chrissy supports the Vice President of Corporate Engagement in order to advance the Corporate Engagement team's efforts. Areas of expertise: CRM management, project management, process optimization, nonprofits

Laura Clark
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Laura Clark

Laura serves as an Entrepreneurship Specialist, helping to position GFI as a valuable resource for emerging companies in the alternative proteins sector as they launch and scale. Areas of Expertise: entrepreneurship, strategic planning, team building, market validation, mentorship

Zak Weston
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Zak Weston

Zak Weston works with manufacturers, suppliers, and upstream companies to scale innovation and infrastructure investment throughout the alternative protein supply chain. Areas of expertise: supply chains, infrastructure, ingredients, foodservice, and contract manufacturing.

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Maille O’Donnell

Maille O’Donnell supports GFI’s Corporate Engagement team’s work to drive private sector support for alternative proteins. Areas of expertise: environmental science and policy, blogging, fitness.

Sharyn Murray, CFA
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Sharyn Murray, CFA

Sharyn Murray crafts and executes strategies to increase investment in the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: relationship development, project management, investment research.

Jen Lamy
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Jen Lamy

Jen Lamy manages GFI's cross-programmatic Sustainable Seafood Initiative to ensure that it proceeds strategically and with the input and involvement of key stakeholders. Areas of expertise: alternative seafood, environmental policy, sustainable food systems, and strategic planning.

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Emma Ignaszewski

Emma Ignaszewski manages projects to catalyze corporate innovation that will radically transform the food system and deliver alternative protein products that compete on the key drivers of consumer choice: taste, price, and convenience. Areas of expertise: retail, strategy, marketing, communications.

Audrey Gyr
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Audrey Gyr

Audrey Gyr serves as GFI's Startup Innovation Specialist, supporting entrepreneurs and startups in the alternative protein sector and building open-access tools for the industry. Areas of Expertise: Community building, event and project management, fundraising, strategic communications

Marika Azoff
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Marika Azoff

Marika leads GFI's Sustainable Seafood Initiative work with startups, investors, conventional seafood companies and other key players in order to increase investment in and production and sale of alternative seafood products. Areas of expertise: conservation, marine ecosystems, nonprofits, strategic partnerships.

Caroline Bushnell
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Caroline Bushnell

Caroline Bushnell leads GFI’s Corporate Engagement team in their work with companies and investors around the world to accelerate the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: food industry, alternative protein ecosystem, market trends, consumer insights, CPG marketing, emerging industry opportunities.