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The Food Industry Center

Jon Seltzer

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Corporate Resource, Inc.
5021 Vernon Ave, #155
Minneapolis, MN 55436
Phone: (952) 926-4602

Jon Seltzer began working with The Food Industry Center in 1997. He has contributed his industry expertise to various TFIC projects including the Best Practices Diagnostic Tool for Defense in the Food Supply Chain, the Agricultural Conversion Factors project, and as the Project Manager for the Supermarket Panel. As the Project Manager, he supported the design, delivery and review of the Supermarket Panel project. He also plays an active role in the annual TFIC Student Networking Conference.

Jon is currently working with The Food Industry Center on three case studies, funded by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, documenting the supply chain for recalled food products. He is also an instructor at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas where he teaches Marketing Channels and Distribution Systems and Retailing and International Marketing.

Additional activities include, delivering fifteen short courses in economics, marketing, and management for agribusiness enterprises in Poland, Morocco, and Spain. He has also led twelve study tours for the The Cochran Program of the USDA, addressing best practices in post-harvest agriculture.

Before starting Corporate Resource, Jon was the Vice President of Industry and Government Relations at SUPERVALU where he was responsible for Federal, State and Local government affairs. Previous responsibilities at SUPERVALU included acquisition evaluation and revising the company's freight and fee schedules. He is the past chair of The Food Marketing Institute Government Relations Committee, the past Co-Chair of Food Distributors' International Government Relations Committee, and a frequent speaker at food industry conventions and seminars.

Jon served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia and the Solomon Islands, received his B.A. from Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.