John Aguiar Roger Baker Matt Beeson Ankush Bhandari Richard Broad Don Close Scott Colbert Steve Freed Tyson Giles David Green Brian Harris Elizabeth M.G. Haucke Kellee James William E. Krueger Drew Lerner Mary Keough Ledman Brant Matthews Christine McCracken Paul Meyers Chris Morley Steve Nugent Mike O'Dea Dave Reeble Jim Ritchie Craig Ruffolo Joshua Sosland Carl Schwinke
Ms. McCracken is an executive director at Rabobank, focusing on animal protein. Prior to joining Rabobank, she spent 18 years as a sell-side food and agribusiness analyst and founding partner at Cleveland Research. Earlier, she held similar positions at several institutions, including FTN Midwest Research, Vector Securities and BioScience Securities. She has been named a “Best on the Street” food analyst by the Wall Street Journal and the top food analyst by Forbes. She received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in agricultural and natural resource economics from the University of California at Davis.
"The hotel layout provided excellent space for having short one on one meetings with customers. We were able to sit down at a table in an area that wasn't far away from the ballroom where the seminars were being held."
"All of the speakers and topics were great! It was very enlightening to hear the opinions and forecasts from some pretty smart folks outside of my company and normal contacts."
"The Union Station reception was amazing."
"The shuttles were great coming out of the reception on Sunday night. I had a group of 28 that needed to get to the power and light district, and they got a shuttle for us immediately."
"Good speaker selection, like the panel discussions, Sunday reception was nice. Great to have more room at this venue vs. previous years."