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TreeHouse Foods Adds New Member to Board
September 18, 2018
2 Min Read
Jean Spence. Image courtesy of TreeHouse Foods
American firm TreeHouse Foods Inc. recently named food safety and regulation expert Jean Spence as a new independent director to the Board effective on Sept. 4 this year, a recent press release said. Spence will become the firm’s 10th board member.
“We are pleased to welcome Jean, as she will bring fresh insights and new perspectives, as well as demonstrated and relevant experience to the TreeHouse Foods Board,” Gary D. Smith, chairman of the company’s board, said in a statement. “We are confident that her contributions will be valuable as the company continues to transform its business through the TreeHouse 2020 restructuring program and to refine its strategy to deliver long-term shareholder value.”
The incoming board member previously served as executive vice president of research, development, and quality at Mondelez International Inc. She held a similar role at Kraft Foods before the business was spun off into Mondelez. While at Kraft, Spence focused on improving quality and food safety globally, coordinating global compliance programs at its facilities worldwide, scientific relations, regulatory relations, microbiology, and auditing.
Spence has also held roles on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council representing the food industry and the board of Junior Achievement in Chicago. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.
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