The program includes two days of sessions facilitated by Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety & Health, Walmart, USA and Adjunct Professor in the Online Master of Science in Food Safety Program at MSU. The program also includes guest lectures by William “Bill” Marler, J.D., (Topic: Justice Department Prosecution of Individuals vs Companies) and renowned MSU faculty members Neal Fortin, J.D., (Topic: Food Safety Modernization Act); Keith Bezant Niblett, DBA, (Topic: Leadership in Times of Change) and The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture with Guest Lecturer David M. ThenoPhD, former Vice President of Jack in the Box, Inc. (Topic: Food Safety Culture — Nature or Nurture?).

The program will be conducted at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University. Evening activities include a welcome reception on Tuesday, May 24; dinner and a tour of the internationally celebrated Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Wednesday, May 25 and a “tailgate” dinner at the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium on Thursday, May 26.

Yiannas is the author of Food Safety Culture, Creating a Behavior-based Food Safety Management System, and Food Safety = Behavior (30 Proven Techniques to Enhance Employee Compliance). He is also Vice–Chair of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and past President of the International Association for Food Protection.