Corporate Engagement

Taylor Leet-Otley
Team Team Member

Taylor Leet-Otley

Taylor Leet-Otley oversees GFI's consumer research, keeping the organization and the industry in touch with consumers' needs & beliefs in the fast-moving alternative protein category. Areas of Expertise: Consumer insights, market strategy, branding & marketing

Kimberly Taylor
Team Team Member

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly assists the CE team by orchestrating the CE newsletter suite, databases, and industry-focused events and webinar series. Areas of Expertise: business operations, start-ups, plant-based retail & food service landscape, project management

Tessa Hale
Team Team Member

Tessa Hale

Tessa works to catalyze a shift to a more sustainable and just food system by overseeing the corporate engagement team’s direct engagement efforts and supporting strategy development and implementation. Areas of expertise: team building, strategic planning and implementation, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders, policy and systems change

Jennifer Tourkin
Team Team Member

Jennifer Tourkin

Jennifer supports the Vice President of Corporate Engagement toward creating a more sustainable, secure, and just food system. Areas of expertise: project management, communications, organization

Ben Pierce
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Ben Pierce

Ben supports GFI's Corporate Engagement team as a Research Analyst, working to develop data-driven insights within the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: CPG sales/marketing, market trends, consumer & category insights, data analysis, project management

Laura Clark
Team Expert

Laine Clark

Laine serves as an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, 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

Team Team Member

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: project management, environmental science and policy, writing, alternative protein commercial landscape

Sharyn Murray, CFA
Team Team Member

Sharyn Murray, CFA

Sharyn Murray crafts and executes strategies to support investors' exploration of and investment in the alternative protein industry. Areas of expertise: relationship development, public speaking, project management, investment research.

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Team Expert

Emma Ignaszewski

Emma Ignaszewski oversees the corporate engagement team’s industry intelligence and initiatives 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: alternative protein market landscape, research & analysis, strategy, marketing & communications, alt protein sustainability & climate impacts.