James Foreman is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Foreman Fruit. The company is a grower/packer of organic apples, pears, cherries and grapes in Washington and Oregon. He has a BA in Economics from Harvard University; M.S. in Agriculture from Washington State University; and M.S. in Logistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Foreman served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and is a combat veteran (2004 – 2008). He serves on the Board of Directors of the US Apple Association as well as the Washington Apple Commission.
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Using his background in food technology and his comprehensive understanding of the laws governing the food industry, Martin Hahn helps clients navigate through the countless regulatory and business issues impacting the industry from farm to table. Martin has handled almost every issue impacting the food industry. He has a comprehensive understanding of the laws affecting the labeling and advertising of foods, dietary supplements, infant formulas, medical foods and foods for special dietary use. He helps anticipate new trends and develops the data needed to distinguish a client's products from others on the market. Martin uses his understanding of science and technology in the food industry to provide assistance in obtaining regulatory authorizations to market new food ingredients, food packaging materials and dietary ingredients. He assists in responding to proposed regulations and draft guidance to keep clients informed on the latest trends in class action law suits to help anticipate new regulatory initiatives.
Beverage Marketing Corporation
Gary A. Hemphill is Managing Director of Research at Beverage Marketing Corporation. In that role, he directs the company’s extensive information products and services, consisting of comprehensive beverage databases, market reports, directories, tracking services and customized information consulting projects. Mr. Hemphill directs the company’s pre-eminent beverage database DrinkTell. It is the only comprehensive total market U.S. beverage database tracking all beverage categories.
Mr. Hemphill has more than 25 years’ experience in the beverage industry. Previously, he served as Editor of the trade publication Beverage Industry, and he directed new
product publicity for the Pepsi-Cola Company where he contributed to a range of assignments. Before those positions, Mr. Hemphill held various newspaper writing and editing positions.
Over Mr. Morrison's 20+ year career as a trade association CEO, he has been a student of marketplace disruption, as well as personal development. Tom's session will help JPA member companies
understand the where, how and why market disruption happens and how to lead it.
Paul C. Rosenthal, JD
Kelley Drye & Warren
With more than 40 years of experience in international trade law and government relations, Paul C. Rosenthal is recognized as a leading trade attorney in the U.S. He has successfully represented U.S. producers in antidumping and countervailing duty cases in the U.S. and abroad regarding a wide range of products. He counsels industries on foreign market access issues and represents manufacturers and food producers in WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He also represents industry interests during multilateral trade negotiations and in trade-related policymaking at the federal level. A former Senate committee counsel, he has participated in hundreds of proceedings.
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