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Sarah Palisi Chapin

2014 Speaker

Sarah Palisi Chapin is the chief executive officer and serves on the board of Hail Merry Snack Foods, a gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO snack and refrigerated dessert company and manufacturer since 2009. She has more than three decades of experience in the food service industry, including a comprehensive understanding of strategy, development, private equity enterprise growth and strategy. Chapin began her career at Pizza Hut and later served as a vice president of Worldwide business strategy with Burger King. She then served as CEO of Enersyst Development Center, an intellectual property, development and licensing company touching restaurant, vending and food production industries. She is also a former officer of GrandMet and Pepsico, and has served on the boards of companies such as Jersey Mike’s, Lakeside Manufacturing and Caribou Coffee. Chapin is committed to influencing how America eats by helping to make all natural products available on a broad scale.  She is currently on her own organic and natural journey in a quest for improved health and wellness. This past June, Chapin, along with her partner and Hail Merry’s founder, Susan O’Brien, won Ernest & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the consumer product category for the Southwest region. Chapin graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. @sarahchapinHM