Sylvia Rowe, M.A., is president of SR Strategy which addresses the science to communications to policy continuum on a broad range of global health, nutrition, food safety and risk issues. Ms. Rowe is also an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and 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. During her eleven-year tenure, IFIC established itself as a leader in consumer research and consumer-based communications in nutrition, food safety, and health. Ms. Rowe has served on several Boards and Advisory Committee including being a member of the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions at the National Academy of Sciences. Ms. Rowe is also a member of the International Women’s Leadership Forum and the National Press Club among other professional groups. 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, and economic and consumer issues. She also previously held positions in public relations, marketing, and membership development for several diverse associations. Ms. Rowe received a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and a master's degree from Harvard University.