In accordance with the bylaws, FMI's directors are selected to represent the entire membership by size and type of business geographical location.
The objective of the FMI Board is to promote and carry out the objectives and purposes of FMI, as set forth in the Mission, Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation; to represent the total and varied membership of FMI; to establish major policies for FMI; to demonstrate a model of an active, participative and sharing membership; to appoint the president; and to provide industry leadership.
Committees set goals for FMI's programs in government relations, food safety, public and consumer information, research, education and industry cooperation. They also determine the Institute's position on federal and state government issues. Committees make sure all of FMI's policies and programs meet member needs and are instrumental to the Institute's overall operations.