The program’s faculty are leaders in academia and industry, experts in their fields who are outstanding teachers and communicators.

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Ed McLaughlin

Professor Emeritus & Faculty Director, Food Executive Program

Before earning his PhD, Ed worked for United Nations, the U.S. State Department and the World Bank. Until his recent retirement, he taught courses in food marketing and retail strategy and for over 20 years, directed Cornell’s undergraduate business program before becoming the Dyson School’s first dean.

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Daniel Hooker

Director, Executive Education, Food Industry Management Program

Dan is a global retail and consumer packaged good executive with broad experience across diverse business environments and formats. For the last four years Dan has focused on the digital channel. As a member of Cornell’s Food Industry Management Program faculty, Dan is involved in instruction and executive education. Dan will teach a course in food merchandising.


Ken Blanchard

President, The Blanchard Companies

As a prominent consultant and author in the field of management, Ken’s impact has been far-reaching. His One Minute Manager library is recognized worldwide.

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Bill Drake

Director Emeritus, Executive Education, Food Industry Management Program

Before joining the Cornell faculty, Bill spent 20 years in the food industry with SuperValu. At Cornell, Bill conducts executive programs, both domestic and international. Until his recent retirement, Bill taught a course in food industry operations and marketing.

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Ana Krieger

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Ana is an Associate Professor, Medical Director, and researcher across multidisciplinary fields in sleep medicine. Ana aims at acheiving public awareness of sleep problems and better understanding of their consequences and treatment alternatives.


Bryan Gildenberg

Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retail

Bryan, an expert in retail insight, has been MVI’s Chief Knowledge Officer since 2004. An award-winning and prolific writer, Bryan is frequently cited in The Wall Street JournalBusinessWeek, and The Boston Globe.

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Michael Hostetler

Professor, Johnson Graduate School of Management

Mike’s main interests in research and teaching are strategy, decision making, leadership, high performance teams and change management.

Generous support from Nestlé sponsors retailer scholarships and curriculum enrichment.