Jimmy Szczepanek is a communications nerd, amateur baker and flexitarian who leads Ketchum’s Food, Beverage and Cultivate industry group as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Food & Cultivate at Ketchum. He lives in Los Angeles where he enjoys the California lifestyle and exploring the diverse food scene. He has a rich history in consumer and food marketing and leads a dynamic team who find out-of-the-box solutions to communications challenges. Previously, Jimmy was a Partner at Porter Novelli. He graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently studying for a Masters in Communications Management at the University of Southern California.