Katie Brown joined Dairy Management Inc. in June 2017, as the Senior Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition. In this role, Dr. Brown supports the advancement of sustainable nutrition as a strategic priority for the organization. She leads thought leadership and education efforts to engage traditional and emerging influencers on the benefit of dairy in sustainable food systems across the lifespan. She also provides strategic oversight and direction for the global sustainable nutrition and research team which includes public health, environment, and sustainability researchers and registered dietitians.
Katie is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Dietetics and Nutrition and a Doctorate degree in Education. Prior to joining DMI, she served as the Chief Global Nutrition Strategy Officer and National Education Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. In these roles, she led the planning for a new vision and strategic direction for the profession, as it reached its 100th year centennial in 2017. Brown was also responsible for the Academy Foundation’s Future of Food and Kids Eat Right public education and community-based nutrition research initiatives.
Katie has been an author on numerous manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals, and has spoken at many national and international professional conferences on topics ranging from food and nutrition security, quality nutrition education, and community-based food and nutrition interventions.