Food Industry Executive Program

USC Marshall School of Business

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  • 4 days
  • in person

USC Marshall School of Business


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The program is geared to food industry high potentials managers, directors, and executives seeking to grow and strengthen their leadership and strategic thinking skills, fostering teamwork and collaboration, and increasing revenue. Attendance by multiple company representatives will amplify the program's impact and enables the organization to better align performance more quickly throughout the organization.

About the course

Elevate your potential with our program designed exclusively for preparing the food industry’s future leaders, in partnership with the Western Association of Food Chains

In an immersive four days of business curriculum tailored specifically for food industry executives, the FIEP program delivers innovative knowledge and critical skills essential for executives to elevate their personal leadership and management skills and effectively lead their organizations. Learn the latest industry trends while networking with your peers.


• Strategic Mindset

• Industry Evolution and Disruption

• Strategic Marketing

• The Science of Bias, Diversity and Inclusion

• Leadership, Power and Influence

• Executive Presence and Communication


Cynthia Alt

PhD, MA, California School of Professional Psychology; BA, San Diego State University Dr. Cynthia Alt has over 25 years of experience consulting in the areas of organizational and leadership development. Her expertise resides in her ability to align individual and organizational goals in order t...

Diane Badame

PhD, MS, BS, University of Wisconsin; MBA, University of Minnesota Diane Badame specializes in the fields of marketing management, customer satisfaction and new product development. She currently serves as the Academic and Program Director of the Master of Science in Marketing Program. Professor...

Kyle Mayer

PhD, MS, UC-Berkeley; BS, UC-Davis Kyle Mayer studies how firms govern relationships with other firms, with particular attention to the contract and its role in establishing a framework for the relationship. His research has been published in Organizational Science, Academy of Management Journal...

Cynthia McCloud

BS USC; MBA UCI Cynthia McCloud joined Marshal in 2014 with a background in the food retail and manufacturing industries. She has leadership experience in both the U.S. and international markets including: France, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Singapore and Australia. She has held executive ...

Nathanael Fast

DR. NATHANAEL FAST is a sought-after professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He studies and teaches about the determinants and consequences of power and status i...

Shon Hiatt

M.S, Ph.D.,Cornell University; BA, MPA Brigham Young University Shon Hiatt is an assistant professor of business administration at USC Marshall School of Business. He explores issues related to entrepreneurship, new-market emergence, and innovation in developed and developing economies, and his ...

Sara Townsend

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara; BA, MA, Stanford University Sarah Townsend studies the psychological foundations of inequality. Her research reveals the dysfunctional behaviors and physiological costs that can result when individuals’ cultural norms collide with the dominant cultur...

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