Lydia Gutierrez

President, Hacienda Mexican Foods LLC Lydia Gutierrez is the president of Hacienda Mexican Foods, a female and minority owned company in Southwest Detroit that manufactures corn and flour tortillas and tortilla chips. Over the years, Gutierrez has received many awards and …

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Dave Zilko

Vice Chairman, Garden Fresh Gourmet Dave Zilko is an equity partner in multiple successful food enterprises, most notably Garden Fresh Gourmet, where he serves as vice chairman. After founding his first specialty food company more than 20 years ago, he …

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Jack Corley

Sales & Marketing, McCLure’s Pickles Jack Corley spent the first 24 years of his career working for a Tier 2 Automotive manufacturing company in Metro Detroit. During his tenure, he filled a wide variety of roles from Press Operator, Design …

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Devita Davison

Detroit Kitchen Connect Coordinator, Detroit Eastern Market Devita Davison has coordinated the Eastern Market Corporation’s Detroit Kitchen Connect (DKC) efforts since its inception in 2012, when it was launched as a partnership between Detroit Eastern Market and FoodLab Detroit. Successfully …

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Dan Carmody

President, Eastern Market Corporation A thirty five-year career in downtown and neighborhood revitalization began in 1977 in Rock Island, IL where Dan grew Renaissance Rock Island into one of the Midwest’s leading community-based development organizations. Since 2007 Carmody has served …

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