Food Executive Program

July 9-16, 2022


This program is built around a broad-based curriculum of knowledge and skills. Topics include industry dynamics, personal leadership styles, critical industry issues, retailing trends, shopper markets, and supply chain dynamics. Group projects, case studies, and simulations foster interaction and networking.


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Ed McLaughlin

Industry Senior Executive Panel

Moderated by Professor and Director Ed McLaughlin, a candid discussion of corporate vision, management philosophies, and critical industry issues with an invited panel of leading food industry senior executives.

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Ken Blanchard

Leading at a Higher Level

Ken Blanchard, best-selling author of The One Minute Manager, gives a spellbinding presentation on the fundamental truths and principles behind “raving fan” customer service.

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Glenn Altschuler

Business of Politics and Politics of Business

Glenn’s year-long survey of Popular Culture in the United States, 1900-present is one of the most popular courses at Cornell. In this session, Glenn will review the policies of the Democratic and Republican candidates for president and handicap the election of 2020.

Clarence Lee

Digitize Your Business

You will develop a toolkit and strategy to move to the next step in manifesting your digital marketing innovation journey.

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Ana Krieger

Strategic Sleep for Top Performance

Ana Krieger, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, gives an interactive presentation on identifying strategies to enhance sleep and optimize performance on a regular basis.

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Brian Guildenberg

Strategic Imperatives in the Food Industry

Bryan Gildenberg will cover the most relevant and important topics in the Food and Consumables Sector.

Jason English
Jason English
  • Jason is the managing director equity analyst covering packaged food at Goldman Sachs and graduate of Cornell University. He will focus on how the food industry is facing disruption as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Miguel Gómez

Food System Sustainability

Miguel will explore food industry responses to such challenges as well as opportunities for food businesses to simultaneously increase profits and sustainability performance.

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Bill Drake

Simulation Exercise on Strategic Turnaround

Bill Drake and colleague Dan Hooker guide teams through a computerized competition operating a retail food company in a very dynamic and competitive market.

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Dan Hooker

Simulation Exercise on Strategic Turnaround

Dan Hooker and colleague Bill Drake guide teams through a computerized competition operating a retail food company in a very dynamic and competitive market.

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Past Participating Companies

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"Thank you for such an excellent experience. While the program structure, was intellectually challenging at times, I found it to be stimulating. This group of colleagues were smart, fun and engaging which made my experience wonderful. I go home tired but extremely stimulated and excited about my future in grocery retail."

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Generous support from Nestlé sponsors retailer scholarships and curriculum enrichment.


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