Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) will honor Joanne Kennedy as its Woman of the Year on Thursday, July 10, at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ (details here). Kennedy, senior account manager at FONA International, is being recognized for her commitment and service to the industry, including leadership in the WFFC.
“We’re big, but we’re small,” says Kennedy. “As big as this business is … after a few years you get to know everybody.” What does she love most about her career? “Flavors are something that everyone understands,” she says. “You go to a cocktail party and someone asks you what you do. If you name a company they won’t know who that is. But if you say ‘I make products that make your food [taste good],’ it becomes very tangible.”