Bob Bauer | Association of Food Industries
Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC | Director of Clinical Nutrition at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D.
Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group, North America
Deanne Brandstetter, M.B.A., R.D. has over thirty years of experience in the food and nutrition business. Deanne is a Registered Dietitian and holds a New York State license as a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist. As Vice President of Nutrition & Wellness for Compass Group, North America, she leads a team that coordinates wellness programs for foodservice clients and develops innovative & award winning cross sector nutrition & wellness initiatives. She also directed the nutrition program for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of the Compass Olympics Lead Management Team.
Deanne’s marketing background and passion for great food has fueled her goal of creatively translating medical and nutrition science into innovative exciting food concepts for Compass Group customers.
She earned an American Culinary Federation Silver medal for Healthy Cuisine, has authored numerous articles for professional and trade journals, including a module of the ADA (now AND) Labeling Certification Course, and has presented programs at the Society for Foodservice Management, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Foodservice Director magazine Menu Directions, Field to Plate-France, the National Restaurant Association and the CIA Greystone World of Healthy Flavors conferences. Deanne is a Culinary Institute of America Fellow, was a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Sustainable Food Systems Roundtable and Task Force on Menu Labeling, Past-Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nominating Committee, member of the Academy Diversity Committee, Past-Chair of Dietitians in Business & Communications and 2022-23 Treasurer of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics; co-chair of the CIA Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative and is serving as a WELL Nourishment concept advisor. She also serves on the Advisory Board to the Dean of the School of Education, Health and Society at Miami University. She was awarded a WELL Community Award in 2021 and the Dietitians in Business & Communications Outstanding Leader in 2022.