Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: John Foraker Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:30 – 8pm
Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: John Foraker
Room:Ballroom B
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Free Events, Lectures and Seminars, Special Events
Presented by:UC Davis Graduate School of Management

“Appetite for Organic Foods Brings Big Opportunities”
Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: John Foraker

With more than 20 years of natural and organic business experience and a sharp focus on sustainability and social responsibility, John Foraker has been the longtime president of Annie’s, Inc., a leader in organic and natural foods. In August, he transitioned into a new role as “Chairman of the Bunny,” in which he will continue to work with General Mills. As CEO of Annie’s, he negotiated the $820 million sale of Annie’s to General Mills three years ago. Annie’s traded under the symbol BNNY, thus Foraker’s new title working with Annie’s Operating Unit to drive leadership in company culture, organic and regenerative agriculture, and strategy support. Foraker received a B.S. in agricultural economics from UC Davis and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Most recently, Foraker and A-list celebrity Jennifer Garner signed on to become co-founders of organic baby food company Once Upon a Farm.

6:30 – 7 p.m.
Networking Reception
(complimentary appetizers & beverages)
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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