Amy McDonald, President

Experienced food industry executive and award-winning global leader in business growth and culture. Amy McDonald was appointed President of FONA International in 2017.

Amy is an accomplished business leader with 30 years of experience in the food and food ingredient industry, with 20 years leading multi-million dollar global companies at an executive level. Before joining FONA in 2006, Amy served as Vice-President of Americas for Quest International (now Kerry Bio-Sciences) for 17 years. There, she led and managed overall North and South American teams in seven product areas as well as regional P&L.

At FONA, Amy’s business growth accomplishments are multitude. Starting at FONA in 2005, she has served as Chief Revenue Officer, VP Sales, Executive Vice President before becoming FONA’s President. Amy’s leadership has led to industry-leading and record-setting revenue growth. An effective and results-oriented leader, Amy has continually been a driving influence on FONA’s award-winning (and people-focused) culture and growth. With Amy at the helm, FONA has reached revenue growth at a rate never seen before. She consistently delivers, and has a proven track record of new business relationships and opportunities.

In 2018, Amy was personally awarded the Great Workplace for ALL Leadership Award, national recognition for her achievements.

Amy has a deep commitment and passion to helping other business leaders learn and grow. This business and culture acumen has led other businesses and organizations to seek her expertise. She serves as President of Board of Suppliers for one of the top global confections companies. In addition, she serves on the Board of Advisors for one of the largest scientific workforce solutions companies in the nation.

Amy serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Business, where she teaches executive and sales leadership. She shares her expertise through speaking engagements such as Business Today’s International Conference and Judson University World Leaders Forum, among other venues. Her advice and growth-focused ideas are also on display in her regular articles and business writing.

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