Congressman David Young
David is proud to represent the people of Iowa’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nadeem's passion for renewable energy eventually led him to relocate to Madison, Wisconsin where he has been able to pursue his current career at BIOFerm Energy Systems.
Aubrey Alvarez is the Executive Director of Eat Greater Des Moines in Des Moines.
Bartelt is an environmental scientist and strategic consultant with over 15 years of experience focusing on the intersection of public policy and environmental science.
Ginny currently chairs the Minnesota Composting Council a non-profit organization and State Chapter of the US Composting Council.
Justin Block is the Director, Retail Information Services at Feeding America. Feeding America is the nation’s largest hunger relief organization.
Susan, as Zero Waste Schools Program Manager, helps schools along a path to zero waste through source reduction, recycling, composting, and food recovery.
Jim Callier is the manager of the Resource Conservation and Pollution Prevention Section at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 office.
Camara is a Regulatory Consultant and licensed engineer at EcoEngineers and has eight years of experience working as a consultant with the last three years focused on biogas consulting and design.
Cohn oversees the solid waste programs at all the brewery’s properties and helps the company manage their yearly 1.5 million pounds of recycling to zero waste standards.
Matt works with industries to find cost-effective solutions that reduce waste, conserve water and energy, limit pollution and increase overall efficiency.
Gines is a 3L at Drake University Law School and the Projects Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.
Cameron has been with YVSC since 2015, but has been leading local waste diversion efforts since 2017.
Andrea Hills is the Sourcing Specialist with The Food Group, a nonprofit organization with a mission of fighting hunger and nourishing our community.
Regenea A. Hurte is currently the Executive Director of the Iowa Food Bank Association and the Iowa Hunger Coalition.
Jon Koch has 17 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry.
Kluesner travels the state of Iowa engaging restaurant and tavern owners in the Iowa Restaurant Association through membership, special events and advocacy.
Krebs is a lifelong entrepreneur and is passionate about the intersection of technology, sustainability, and startups.
Lynelle Ladd has been a Pollution Prevention Specialist at Kansas State University’s Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) since November 2016.
Quinn Le Frois
Currently, Le Frois is in her second year at Drake University Law School. Her passion is food law and she is participating in the Food and Agricultural Law Certificate Program.
John Lowrey is a PhD student in Management Sciences at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
After seeing food go to waste from his family's moving company, he launched Move For Hunger to mobilize relocation companies to rescue food during their moves.
Macaluso works with government, foundation, and industry partners to develop award-winning waste diversion solutions for businesses and homeowners to help them reduce waste, save energy, and improve environmental performance.
Martin currently works as a Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps member at South Tama County CSD focusing on waste reduction from classrooms to lunchroom waste.
Mike Martin is a Regulatory Consultant and Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist at EcoEngineers.
McCoy works closely with staff at seven facilities to identify unique solutions for common industry challenges.
Christina McDonough,Community Transformation Consultant at the Scott County Health Department, has been with the Food Rescue Partnership since 2013.
Emily Meister is Food Rescue Program Manager at Table to Table and manages food rescue in Johnson County, Iowa.
Moeller primarily focuses on the implementation of citywide and commercial organics recycling programs.
Morgan founded SingleSpeed Brewing Co in 2012 and now has two breweries, one in Cedar Falls, IA and one in Waterloo, IA.
Nelson works with communities, institutions, businesses, schools, events and residents to develop sustainability goals and to take those goals from idea to action.
Linda has been in the recycling industry for 28 years, having spent 10 years as the recycling manager for Frederick County, MD.
With his position at the Office of Energy Innovation, Tom works to establish and promote relationships with Wisconsin’s energy stakeholders.
After developing AeromatiCo with her husband, Paxton runs the business and marketing side of AeromatiCo, while her husband is in charge of engineering and R&D.
Tess is a rising 3L at Drake University Law School, where she is enrolled in the Food and Agricultural Law Program.
Mr. Polanski researched, wrote, testified and lobbied for a bill that changed Minnesota state law regarding feeding of food by-products to livestock to more closely parallel the federal law.
Aleks Poldma is a Solutions Design Team Lead at Enviro-Stewards and has led multiple resource conservation projects.
Pritchard oversees the beverage program and manages the front of house staff, as well as oversees human resources, accounting/bookkeeping and marketing needs.
Rodekamp played a significant part in helping get ISU’s Farm to ISU program off the ground at its inception in 2008 and has continued to play a key role in its success.
Roe is the Van Buren Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University and leads the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative.
Sarah is the Manager of Community Engagement at the Lakeview Pantry, Chicago’s largest food pantry.
As executive director of Table to Table, Nicki is part of the great work the organization has been doing for more than 20 years.
Daniel Schoonmaker has been Executive Director of West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum since 2013.
Sievers' is an enthusiastic environmental steward of the land and on using all available resources for their highest and best use.
Since being at United Way she has started the Food Rescue program, composting project with schools, and school gardens.
John manages Ramsey County’s Solid Waste Services program which consists of a variety of residential drop-off locations, eight of which collect organics.
Matt Taylor is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation – Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices.
She most recently has taken on the role as the new Recycling Coordinator for City of Iowa City after working on climate action marketing and outreach for City of Aspen, Colorado.
In 2014, Professor Yee founded Next Course: Food Recovery Network at Drake, a student program at Drake University.
2018 Midwest Food Recovery