Jennifer Sparks

Regional Network: 
Southeast Regional Network
Class Year: 
2008
Position: 
Marketing Team Leader
Organization: 
Whole Foods Market and Slow Food Greenville Convivium Leader.
Location: 

Jennifer is responsible for the marketing and community relations for Whole Foods Market in Upstate, South Carolina, and has been a part of the company's marketing team in the South region for more than 5 years. She works to develop more and new opportunities to educate consumers and the broader community about sustainable, organic, seasonal and local foods through classes, taste events, collateral development, sponsorships, and PR and advertising, all with a special emphasis on promoting local growers and producers. Recently she founded a local convivium of Slow Food USA in Greenville, SC, and works with the nonprofit board to organize educational opportunities around the Slow Food mission of promoting "good, clean and fair" food. On a personal level Jennifer seeks to promote local and sustainable foods and lifestyles by organizing informal and pleasurable dinners and get-togethers with her friends and family.