Event Co-Chairs

We are proud to be supported by a slate of outstanding leaders both in the food industry and in their own respective fields. The 2019 Summit would not be possible without the support of the following co-chairs:

Jeff Cherry

Founder and CEO,
Conscious Venture Lab

Seth Goldman

Founder and TeaEO Emeritus,

Honest Tea

Haile Johnston 
The Common Market

Dorothy McAuliffe

National Policy Advisor,
Share Our Strength and
former First Lady of Virginia

Jodie McLean

Beverley Wheeler
Director, DC Hunger Solutions

Ryan ShadrickWilson
Boardwalk Collective

Event Production Team

Chesapeake Food Summit is being produced by Arabella Advisors in coordination with Bond Events.

Event Partners

About the Washington Regional Food Funders

Our host, The Washington Regional Food Funders (WRFF) is a network of philanthropists, foundations, and companies that work together to foster a sustainable, equitable, and thriving food system in the Chesapeake region. WRFF is proud to host the second Chesapeake Food Summit and continue the regional conversation around strengthening the Chesapeake Foodshed. WRFF is a project of the Windward Fund and professionally managed by Arabella Advisors.

About Union Market:

The Union Market District, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre historic urban development where, at its core, sits the acclaimed food market, Union Market. Since opening in September 2012, Union Market now averages 15,000 visitors per weekend and has hosted more than 400 events. Union Market is a place where businesses of all size launch, scale and innovate; a place for creative minds and businesses to connect, thrive and make D.C. their own. For more information about Union Market, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com.


About Arabella Advisors:

Arabella helps foundations, philanthropists, and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We help our clients understand complex problems, develop and implement innovative solutions, and achieve social and environmental impact at scale. Critical to our mission is fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field and at our own firm. For more information, visit www.arabellaadvisors.com.

The Chesapeake Food Summit is an unique opportunity for our region’s food system leaders to come together as one community to form new relationships within the food sector, share the latest innovations, and build on the great work already happening to strengthen the Chesapeake region’s growing food economy.

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