I am the program manager for the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain (SFSC), working on various aspects with our food safety partners to sustain and promote the consortium agenda. I played a key role in organizing and leading cross-team planning internal and external meetings, as well as quarterly executive review meetings. I work with the PR team on marketing collateral and have created a consortium marketing reference repositories in both the consortium wiki and in researcher.ibm.com. I help drive global conference participation, with IBM and consortium partners, to ensure that our participation yields the desired outcome. I have taken on a leadership role in creating and implementing a significant function within the consortium, the Scientific Advisory Board, whose role is to advise the consortium executive management team on the science for the food safety project. I am also creating an Affiliates program to address growing academic interest in consortium activities.