In announcing their appointments July 6 as directors in its education department, FMI – The Food Industry Association said Kara Adams and Rebecca Daniels will help expand its e-learning offerings to better meet member needs.
In addition, they will develop the program for the 2024 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference and oversee additional live meetings.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kara Adams and recognize Rebecca Daniels’ remarkable growth within FMI,” said Carol Abel, VP of education. “Their appointments mark an exciting chapter in our journey toward expanding FMI’s education offerings.
“With Adam’s exceptional expertise in e-learning and community building and Daniels’ invaluable experience within our organization, we are confident in their ability to lead the education department to new horizons.”
Adams brings more than 10 years of experience in the e-learning and community-building arenas. Her career began at the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana, where she fostered engagement and facilitated growth. Adams later contributed to the Institute of Food Technologists, driving organizational expansion.
She then became director of education for the Society of American Archivists, where she streamlined learning experiences through a new learning management system. In her most recent role as the community manager at Foundant Technologies, Adams oversaw an online community of more than 4,000 members.
In her new role at FMI, Adams will help shape the association’s e-learning programs, improving the overall experience and expand educational opportunities and mediums.
Having joined FMI in February 2019, Daniels rose through the ranks to director, using more than 15 years of experience around the nonprofit sector.
In January, she was recognized for helping construct the association’s signature event, the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, which featured record-breaking attendance and expanded technology-driven content.
Under her leadership, the recent Financial Executive and Internal Auditing Conference posted a nearly 40 percent attendance increase and doubled revenue from the previous iteration.
During her tenure, Daniels has worked with nearly every education event that FMI offers. As director, she will continue to strengthen the association’s events portfolio and provide conference programming.
“Their combined expertise, industry insights, and dedication to delivering exceptional learning experiences will empower FMI to continue to provide exceptional experiences and professional advancement to our members,” Abel said.