Gina (Nicholson) Kramer, is an experienced global food safety & quality expert and entrepreneur with 20+ years leading successful programs, projects and companies. An accomplished leader, who manages change through building strategic working relationships, establishes trust and motivates associates using continuous improvement methods and empowerment management systems. She is the Founder and former Executive Director of Savour Food Safety International, Inc. and Savor Safe Food. Two companies serving the food & beverage industry, from farm to fork, through auditing, consulting and training. Both companies were acquired by Matrix Sciences International, Inc. in 2019. Gina then served as the Director of Advisory Services for Matrix Sciences International during the transition.
Gina is the former Global Director of Retail Food Services for NSF International and led NSF’s team of talented retail food safety experts in 3rd party auditing, consulting and technical services for major global retail brands such as Sodexo, HMS Host, T.G.I. Friday’s and Jack in the Box.
She was also an owner and operator of her own organic bakery, Manager of Public Health Promotions and a Registered Sanitarian at the Columbus Public Health Department, and Senior Manager of Food Safety & Quality at The Kroger Co.
Gina’s skill in food safety education, training and systems development has already helped other national retailers to build ambitious perishable food process improvement projects focused on food safety & quality and successfully establish a food safety culture that now permeates these organizations.
She is also a very active member of several food safety committees including STOP Foodborne Illness (former Chair of the Board of Directors), as well as several committees with the Conference for Food Protection, the International Association for Food Protection (past chair of the Retail Foodservice PDG) and a member of the Development Committee for the Partnership for Food Safety Education. She is also an active contributor and member of Food Safety Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.