Corporate Engagement

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
Team Team Member

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

Karen Formanski
Team Team Member

Karen Formanski

Karen Formanski develops data-driven insights to accelerate the alternative proteins industry. Areas of expertise: research and analysis projects, consumer insights, market trends

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

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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: environmental science and policy, writing.

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.

Audrey Gyr
Team Team Member

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