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Katy Latimer

2019 Speaker

KATY LATIMER is Ocean Spray’s vice president of research and development. In this role, she cultivates cutting-edge new products to fill the innovation pipeline for Ocean Spray.  Latimer is also instrumental in further strengthening Ocean Spray’s industry leadership role and unleashing the power of research and development. She comes to Ocean Spray from Dunkin’ Brands, most recently serving as VP of culinary innovation, for both Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins teams, where she led her team to create a three-year innovation pipeline aligned with Dunkin’s aggressive growth platforms across the portfolio.  Latimer is a twenty year veteran of PepsiCo, where she developed an extensive background in beverage innovation and commercialization and launched many new products globally.  She also held prior product development and basic research roles at Seagram’s and Kraft Foods.  She has also served on the board of governors for the Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association.