Tim Jackson assumed the presidency of the International Association for Food Protection at the conclusion of IAFP 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jackson is vice president of food safety, regulatory compliance and social compliance for Driscoll’s of the Americas in Watsonville, Calif., where he has been since 2017. In this role, Jackson leads the team in North and South America with responsibility for food safety, regulatory (including organic) compliance and compliance in worker welfare. Driscoll’s is a producer of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
An IAFP Member since 2001, Jackson has participated in numerous Professional Development Group (PDG) activities, including service as vice chair and chair of the Applied Laboratory Methods PDG. He has volunteered on several committees throughout his membership, including the IAFP Program Committee, and both the Black Pearl Award and the International Leadership Award Selection Committees. He has presented at many IAFP meetings and chaired a key workshop at the IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety in 2006.
Jackson received his B.S. in Biology from Abilene Christian University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Technology – Microbiology from Texas A&M University
Other members of the Executive Board include:
- President-Elect, Kali Kniel, Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
Vice President, Roger Cook, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, New Zealand
- Secretary, Ruth Petran, Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
- Past President, Mickey Parish, Ph.D., U.S. FDA, College Park, Md.
Affiliate Council Chairperson, James O’Donnell, Hussman Corporation, Bridgeton, Mo.