ARLINGTON, VA — April 14, 2010 — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Stegeman to the newly created position of Vice President, Business Planning and Development.
Stegeman will be responsible for leading, developing and integrating the value creation, revenue generation, new business and community development activities for FMI. She will focus on business development, sales planning and execution, integrated marketing effectiveness, existing product and services integration and client relationship building.

“Pam brings a breadth of experience that will be tremendously helpful to FMI as we create and develop new business opportunities for the organization,” said FMI President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie G. Sarasin. “Our goal is to enhance the value proposition FMI presents to its members and to assist them in meeting the needs of their customers. Pam will play an integral role as part of our strategic plan.”

Stegeman joins FMI from the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council where she served as president. She also served in various roles during her eight years at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, including Vice President, Supply Chain and Technology.

Previously, she served as vice president of marketing at U.S. Office Products Company; senior marketing manager, new products marketing and global business development for Colgate-Palmolive Corporation; and management positions at Sprint Corporation and The Procter & Gamble Company.

Stegeman earned a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. She has also participated in the executive education program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.