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KAREN H. BROWN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE

Karen H. 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 and committees.
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 affairs program.
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.



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