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Ferris Grad Gerencer Appointed to Michigan Food Policy Council

Martha “Marty” Gerencer has been appointed to the Michigan Food Policy Council by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Gerencer, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, will serve on the 25-member council that is funded in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The mission of the council is to make recommendations to Snyder on policies and programs that ensure Michigan residents have access to healthy and safe food.

“These individuals bring extensive and diverse experience with food health and safety,” Snyder said. “They can successfully guide the council while continuing to build on the state’s great agricultural diversity and reputation for quality and safety, which enhances our economic growth.”

Gerencer, of Muskegon, is principal at Morse Marketing Connections, LLC. She became an ideal candidate for the appointment based upon her experience with corporate food business and regional food systems through local, state and national initiatives. Her experience in West Michigan includes 20 years of work in various capacities at Gerber Products Company in Fremont.

Gerencer will represent food systems organizations on the council.