CuliNEX, a clean label food product and plant-based formulation consultancy, announced that Shannon Koski joined the team as a new key account strategist. Koski will have wide ranging responsibilities for our accounts including strategic support, program development and management, and business development and outreach.
Koski will have immediate responsibilities building dynamic programs for CuliNEX commodity boards and commissions, relying on her established skills in project management, food product development and innovation, culinary arts insights, and ability to create and execute strategic B2B activities that grow the use of agricultural ingredients and commodities.
Prior to joining CuliNEX, Shannon worked in product development for a dairy ingredient start-up formulating protein bars and beverages. She then spent 12 years with the US Dairy Export Council as a national account manager. Most recently, Shannon worked for Sterling-Rice Group, an advertising agency and brand consultancy, developing marketing plans for B2B clients including many commodity boards like those served by CuliNEX.
Koski earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities followed by her A.A.S in Culinary Arts from The Art Institutes International, also in Minnesota. With the science and culinary background, she is the ideal fit for CuliNEX. She exemplifies our Culinology approach to food innovation, blending culinary expertise, flavor development and the rigorous scientific background to support our food industry clients.