Leslie Sarasin

President and CEO
Food Marketing Institute
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Leslie G. Sarasin is the president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute, which conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its nearly 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world, including more than 40,000 retail food stores and nearly 25,000 pharmacies. Under Sarasin's leadership, FMI has emerged as a member-centered organization helping food retailing venues find new and future-facing ways of feeding families and enriching lives. Prior to joining FMI, Sarasin spent 19 years at the American Frozen Food Institute, last serving as president and CEO. She also held positions at the National Yogurt Association, Frozen Potato Products Institute, International Frozen Food Association, National Food Brokers Association, Crest International Corporation and Salomon Brothers. She serves on the boards of the National Chamber Foundation, the Congressional Hunger Center and the Bryce Harlow Foundation.