Advisory Council &
General Session Speaker

Susannah Ryan

Vice President, Industry Relations and Business Development
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PepsiCo Foodservice

Susannah Ryan has been with PepsiCo for almost 19 years, and is Vice President Industry Relations & Business Development, responsible for developing and executing the annual operating plan and investment strategy for PepsiCo Foodservice Industry Relations. She represents PepsiCo with partnering trade associations and media groups, while leading Business Development engagement with prospective Global opportunities.

With PepsiCo, Susannah has held a variety of Sales leadership roles across Global Foodservice and National Retail. She is a recognized strategy leader, known for developing top tier cross functional teams and insulating superior customer relationships. Most recently, she led the engagement to form exclusive long-term partnerships for Global Business Development. She was awarded PepsiCo’s Premier Leadership Award in 2018, and PepsiCo’s Platinum Award in 2012.

Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2000, Susannah led Customer Supply Chain for Ralston Purina Company’s southeast region. She began her career with Phillip Morris USA, upon graduating with a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Susannah is a member of the Society of Fellows for the Culinary Institute of America. She also supports March of Dimes, Best Friends Foundation, Claire’s Army and Trinity Episcopal School.

Susannah and her husband, Jason, live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their daughters, Savannah (8) and Annabella (5).