Juelene Sorensen Beck

Beck knows her way around the food industry. Currently executive vice president of Brooks Food Group—a manufacturer of specialty food items for restaurants—she’s applied her food-science training to leadership positions in such popular names as Dunkin’ Donuts, Burger King, Subway and Sara Lee. She is also a worthy steward of higher education. She has created an internship through the CALS horticulture department in memory of her father, emeritus professor Gail Edwin Beck, and she chairs the college’s Board of Visitors.