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Meet the Longhorn
Leadership Team

Megan Halphen Headshot


Megan Halphen


Benton Genus Headshot


Benton Genus

CAIF Nutrition A Caldic Company

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George West-Perry

Wingstop Restaurants

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Hank Dres

SPI Group

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Natalie Freno

International Flavors & Fragrances

Nitin Joshi Headshot

Technical Program Chair
& IFTSA Liason

Nitin Joshi

Madalyn Thibodeaux Broussard Headshot

Golf Day Chair

Madalyn Thibodeaux Broussard

Double B Foods

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Young Professionals Co-Chair

Allison Brenner

Texas A&M

Tercera Jones Farris Headshot

Young Professionals Co-Chair

Tercera Jones Farris 

Fuchs North America

Donna Henry Headshot

Suppliers' Night Chair
Donna Henry


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Volunteer Chair
Shantrell Willis

Daisy Brand

Committee Chairs

Ariana Frangos Headshot

Social Media Chair

Ariana Frangos


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Scholarship Committee Chair
Hank Dres

SPI Group

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Finance Chair

Chris Beninate

Haile Resources

About Longhorn IFT

Welcome to the Longhorn Section of IFT!


We are a nonprofit networking and educational organization. As part of the Institute of Food Technologists, we have built a community of food professionals from across the globe who come together to advance the science and industry of food.


Our members network and develop both personal and business relationships. We also work to support students and new professionals in our area who are beginning their careers in food science. Whether it's at a barbeque or one of our other fun events, at our annual or Suppliers Night Expo, or maybe a educational lecture featuring
an industry speaker... we look forward to having you with us!


So feel free to join us at any of our events, or become a member by clicking: JOIN IFT

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