Sylvia B. Rowe

SR Strategy, LLC
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20026
Phone: 202/223-3011

Sylvia B. Rowe is currently president of SR Strategy pursuing communications and issues management consulting on a broad range of health, nutrition, food safety, and risk issues. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Previously, Ms. Rowe served as president and chief executive officer of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation, in Washington, DC, nonprofit organizations that communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition issues to health professionals, journalists, government officials, educators, and consumers. IFIC’s programs are primarily supported by the broad-based food, beverage, and agricultural industries. During her eleven-year tenure, IFIC established itself as a leader in consumer research and consumer-based communications in nutrition, food safety, and health. Her leadership resulted in national public-private partnerships and coalitions between IFIC and preeminent government agencies and health organizations committed to developing science-based consumer communications on healthful lifestyles.

Ms. Rowe's background in media and expertise in issues management are reflected in her professional history as a producer and on-air host of several television and radio talk shows covering social, political, economic, and consumer issues. She also previously held positions in public relations, marketing, and membership development for several diverse associations.

Ms. Rowe is a Distinguished IFT Speaker and contributing editor of Nutrition Today. She has served on numerous boards and advisory committees. She is also a member of the International Women’s Leadership Forum and the National Press Club, among other professional groups.

Ms. Rowe received a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and was awarded a master's degree from Harvard University, both with honors.

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