We are excited to announce that our morning keynote for FoodCon 2017 will be Megan Shea. Joining Megan on the stage will be Chip Heim, fellow co-founder of Soulfull Project.
Megan has an expansive background working as a marketer for many top U.S food companies such as Nestle and The Campbell Soup Company. She has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business. Building from her professional experience, she co-founded a public benefit corporation in 2016 called The Soulfull Project. The Soulfull Project seeks to promote community engagement and offer healthier food choices to the general public. For the launch, Megan and the rest of the team promoted an initiative called The Soulfull 100 which sought to encourage local participation in community service events.
Currently, the b-corp hosts a product line of cereals that are non-GMO, Whole Grain Stamp approved, and contain no artificial flavors or colors. By donating a serving of their 4 Grain hot cereal to regional Food Banks for every consumer purchase, the business is striving to eradicate food insecurity and food deserts. Megan will be sharing how she was able to establish a social enterprise within a for-profit company and the challenges associated with combining social mission and profitability.
Chip Heim, on the other hand, serves as the head of marketing for Soulfull Project. He graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Graphic Design and has served as an Adjunct professor at Rowan College. His skill and innovative thinking has led him to fill a number of roles at Campbell Soup company such as Global Design Manager. Now, at Soulfull Project, Chip ensures that their mission is articulated well and at the core of everything they do.
If you want to know more about Megan or Chip or the business, click here