Oct 12, 2021
Welcome to the first episode of
Season 2 of the NJFPA Stradley Ronon Food Forum Podcast. In this
at Stradley Ronon Stevens
& Young, speaks
with Mary Ellen
Peppard, Vice President
of government relations for the New Jersey
Food Council. They talk
about wading into the details of regulations, the effects of some
upcoming laws, and tips on building relationships with
Known for her vast industry knowledge and her innate ability to build coalitions, Mary Ellen Peppard is a key player in the New Jersey food processing industry. For the last nine years, Mary Ellen has been with the New Jersey Food Council, where she currently serves as Vice President of Government Relations. At the Food Council, Mary Ellen plays a leadership role in formulating policy positions for legislative strategies on priority issues. She also advocates on behalf of the Council on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the food retail and distribution industry.
Prior to the NJFC, Mary Ellen was Assistant Vice President of Government Relations at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. She has a masters of public affairs and politics from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Mary Ellen has always been named on numerous lists of top influencers in Trenton and the New Jersey state government.
Listeners will hear: