Tish Van Dyke is global food sector lead at Edelman, a public relations firm, with over 20 years of experience as a public affairs practitioner and counselor. Ms. Van Dyke develops and oversees strategic communications programs in the corporate and policy arenas, as well as among thought leaders who influence them. She has expertise in both food and health, and an acute awareness of these areas’ alignment within the public domain. She has designed and built platforms for companies looking to grow their corporate reputation and business in the food, nutrition, health and wellness areanas. Through her work, she has been involved in helping clients work through issues that impact their businesses including food safety and quality, food labeling, market entry, reformulation and innovation, dietary guidelines and food marketing. In addition, she has helped organizations to build communications strategies that communicate their value and benefits to the key stakeholder communities. In addition to her food work, she has counseled associations, both large and small employers, managed care companies, medical providers, and pharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturers on a number of issues that are debated within policy and regulatory circles – from Capitol Hill, to state capitols, to the corridors of academia and on to Main Street. Ms. Van Dyke holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Trinity College and a master’s degree in modern British history from Durham University, England.