KAREN H. BROWN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE
Brown, senior vice president of the Food Marketing Institute,
has been involved in the food industry since 1969. She is the corporate
liaison to the FMI Board of Directors and has overall responsibility
for FMI's internal and external communications functions, issues advocacy,
the Information Service, food safety programs, membership and field
services. She coordinates the activities of FMI's board task forces
Before her appointment as senior vice president, Brown was vice president,
communications (1981 to 1994), and vice president, consumer affairs
(1978 to 1981), responsible for the development of FMI's consumer
Prior to the merger of the National Association of Food Chains and
the Super Market Institute in January of 1977, and the formation of
FMI, Brown was a member of the public affairs staff of the National
Association of Food Chains.
Brown has participated on numerous government and industry advisory
groups including USDA's National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant
and Fetal Nutrition and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Business Response to AIDS; and the boards of Second Harvest and the
National AIDS Fund.
Brown majored in psychology and special education at Salve Regina
College in Newport, Rhode Island.