Bev Stangeland

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Born and raised in Wadena Saskatchewan, Bev began her career in banking and commercial leasing. She left the bank to partner in a business consulting firm that engaged in numerous projects aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses grow and prosper. A contract under that firm led her to becoming Executive Director of the BioAccess Commercialization Centre, which worked with western Canadian companies in the natural health, functional food and nutraceutical industry. It was here that she got involved in studying Canadian consumer attitudes towards healthy foods and ingredients, resulting in a better understanding of these issues for Canadian food producers and manufacturers. The first survey study has been followed up with further studies due to industry interest.

In 2014, Bev joined Ag-West Bio in the role of International Business Development. She currently works as the Manager of Industry Development, overseeing events and contributing to the development of new business and strategic initiatives, industry partnerships and identifying trends in the market.