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Connect. Learn. Inspire.


Inspire members to positively impact their communities.


Providing opportunities for members to learn, share, and grow.

Who We Are

Food & Consumer Science Professionals, known as FCS Professionals, is a non-profit professional organization that meets monthly to share expertise, trends and insights around food, food business, culinary arts, and design. Our membership includes employees of food companies such as General Mills and Land O’Lakes, retailers such as Target and Supervalu as well as members who own their own companies doing things like food communications, recipe development, creating nutrition fact panels and marketing. Our membership also includes high school, college, and community education teachers who are primarily focused on teaching foods, food science, nutrition, dietetics, and culinary arts classes. Our membership also includes students whom are pursuing degrees in related fields of study. We appreciate all our members and the talents and expertise they bring to our organization. We invite you to join us for a meeting and for the year.

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FCS Professionals Board 2017-18 Membership Year

Connect. Learn. Inspire.

Executive Board

The Executive Board Members are elected by the members of the organization and open positions are appointed by the President, per the by-laws.


Gerry Luepke

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President Elect  

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Amy Lawson

Liz Sellett

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Trudy Nodgaard
Membership Chair


Colleen Glenn
Programming Chair

    Jean Knaak and  Sharon Heron          
Nominations Co-Chairs


Verna Ludvigson

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Debra Zwiefelhofer
Administrative Assistant

Full Board

These positions are typically appointed by the President, may change from year to year and are selected to address specific membership needs.

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Susan Vance (non-voting)
Blog Committee Chair

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Cheri Olerud (non-voting)
Communications Committee Char


Marge Ryerson (non-voting)
Mentor Committee Co-Chair

Kim Anderson (non-voting)
Mentor Committee Co-Chair

Cyndi Harles (non-voting)
PR Chair 

Marie Winker (non-voting)
PDU / CE Processor