During the month of August we will be introducing the FCS Professionals board members on the blog.
Marge Ryerson is the mentoring program co-chair for FCS Professionals. In her twenty-five years (and counting!) in the food industry she has worked at Pillsbury and Land O’Lakes with positions in marketing and test kitchens. She currently owns her own consulting firm, Ryerson Consulting, working on food related projects.
As the co-chair of the mentoring program she hopes to increase the power of the program as a member benefit. She also desires to work with the board to increase membership and the financial strength of the organization.
She joined FCS Professionals about thirty years ago! She joined as a way to network with professionals in similar fields and to better understand career options. She has remained a member all of these years because she believes in the power of networking for people of all ages to stay up-to-date with food related topics. She says, “I also want to give back to an organization that has helped me establish and enjoy a strong, satisfying career!”
On a personal note, she loves to travel and has visited over thirty countries! She currently volunteers at the Minneapolis St. Paul International airport and finds it to be a great way to connect with travelers.