MWFPA Virtual Summit 2020

Wednesday, December 2nd

Exhibits are open throughout the day

8:30 a.m. 

Welcome and Keynote Introduction – Jason Culotta, MWFPA President

8:40 a.m. 

Being Your Best During Your Organization’s Worst Days: Crisis Communications Management

Speaker Bob McNaney, Sr. Vice President of Crisis & Critical Issues for Padilla Company

9:10 a.m. 

EEO Compliance in the Age of Covid

Speaker: Darlene Clabault, Senior Editor-HR, J.J. Keller & Associates

9:50 a.m.

Federal & State Regulations and Issues Update

Speakers: Denise Bode, Partner, Michael Best Strategies

10:30 a.m.

Processing Crops Conference (Part I of III)

Jed Colquhoun, UW Madison, Professor

Bill Hutchison, University of Madison, Professor

Bryan Jensen, UW Madison, Outreach Program Manager III

Dean Malvick, University of Minnesota, Asst. Professor

(The PCC will be live streamed via Zoom and requires an invitation. If you wish to join please contact the Association office at 608-255-9946.)

10:30 a.m.

Exhibit Time

11:30 a.m.

Optimal Production Scheduling: A Tutorial

Speaker: Dr. Marco Better, Vice President Analytics Services, OptTek Systems

12:20 p.m.

Lunch Program – Scholarship & Safety Award Winners Presentation

12:30 p.m.

Annual Membership Meeting

1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Time

2:00 p.m.

Safety as a System

Speaker: Tim Kelly, Industry Account Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.

2:35 p.m.

Water Policy Update for Food Processors

Speaker: Taylor Fritsch, Associate, Michael Best & Friedrich

3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion: Covid Impacts & Opportunities for Food Processing


Wayne Hill, U.S. Regional Health & Safety Manager, Bonduelle USA

Dr. Paul Mitchell, University of Wisconsin

Meghan Stasz, Vice President, Packaging & Sustainability, Consumer Brands Association

Moderated by Jason Culotta, MWFPA President

4:15 p.m.

Social Networking Meet-Up 

4:35 p.m.

Prize Announcements