Expert

Kelley McGill, J.D.
Team Expert

Kelley McGill, J.D.

Kelley McGill represents GFI on Capitol Hill as one of the organization’s federal lobbyists. Areas of expertise: legislative research and drafting, food law, agricultural and environmental policy, strategy development.

Carolyn Englar
Team Expert

Carolyn Englar

Carolyn Englar crafts compelling stories to advance alternative proteins and transform the global food system. Areas of expertise: global communications, media strategy, public relations, relationship management

Arjun Iyer
Team Expert

Arjun Iyer

Arjun works with GFI’s university innovation team to transform universities into engines of alternative protein innovation via The Alt Protein Project. Areas of expertise: university research programs, curricula development, community building and engagement, environmental science, public health

Christina Aguila
Team Expert

Christina Aguila

Christina works with GFI's university innovation team to build the alternative protein workforce needed to reimagine our protein supply. Areas of expertise: university programs, curriculum development, academic support, chemical engineering

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

Ryan Dowdy
Team Expert

Ryan Dowdy, Ph.D.

Ryan Dowdy spearheads technical analyses for GFI's Science & Technology department and oversees SciTech's Science & Technology Analysis Team (STAT). Areas of Expertise: food science, fermentation, technical analyses, forecasting and modeling, public speaking, data science

Michael Ryan
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Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan manages GFI’s legislative initiatives and executive branch funding advocacy. Areas of expertise: Congress, appropriations, legislative procedure, legislative strategy.

Bruce Friedrich
Team Board Member

Bruce Friedrich

Bruce Friedrich directs GFI’s strategic planning and execution in the United States and globally. Areas of expertise: alternative proteins generally, GFI’s global programs and strategy, bicycling in heavy traffic.

Zak Weston
Team Expert

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.