ARLINGTON, VA — October 14, 2011 — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) welcomes Kristie Grzywinski to the role of Safe Food Quality Institute (SQFI) technical manager, complementing the department’s rigorous, credible food safety management system.

“Grzywinski will play a critical role in developing our training and technical materials and promoting the SQF Program,” said Leann Chuboff, senior technical director of SQFI. “Her expertise strengthens our managerial team and will help ensure the continued success of the SQF Institute.”

Prior to joining SQFI, Grzywinski structured and promoted the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Professional Science Master’s programs. Prior to her role at IIT, she worked for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) for 11 years as its director of science and regulatory relations. At NRAEF, she provided the technical content to the ServSafe program and assured its industry and regulatory recognition.

Grzywinski received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and her Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.