Ron Tanner, Guest Innovator at the CIA's Food Business School

Ron Tanner

Specialty Food Association

Ron Tanner is Vice President, Philanthropy, Government & Industry Relations for the Specialty Food Association, owner of the Fancy Food Shows®, and the publisher of Specialty Food Magazine. Ron has worked for the Specialty Food Association, and its 3,800+ members, since 1987.

The Specialty Food Association presents 40 educational programs each year. Ron has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, and Food Network, and has been quoted in Newsweek, The New York Times, and Parade Magazine. He has an MS in Journalism from Columbia University in New York City, and a BA in English and Communications Studies from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. Ron lives in Brooklyn, NY.