Anne E. McBride is vice president of programs at the James Beard Foundation. In that capacity, she oversees JBF’s research, education, policy advocacy, women’s leadership, sustainability, and industry support. She holds a PhD in food studies from New York University, with research focusing on the changing role of the chef in the 21st century. Previously, Anne was programs director for the CIA’s Strategic Initiatives Group, where she curated the acclaimed Worlds of Flavor International Conference, among other industry leadership programs, and deputy director of the Torribera Mediterranean Center. A native of Switzerland, Anne is the co-author of seven books, a member of the Menus of Change scientific and technical and the CIA’s master’s in food systems and sustainability advisory councils, and the treasurer of the North Plainfield Library Advisory Council. She is a frequent presenter and moderator at academic and professional conferences around the world.