Mickie French leads Look East’s association management division and serves as the Executive Director of The Center for Food Integrity. Mickie brings a world of experience to her position — she has lived and worked in 10 countries and speaks six languages in addition to English.
Mickie believes every step of her journey has led her to the role she has today. The journey started in rural Nebraska where her first job was detasseling corn — a job she believes every teenager should hold as a right of passage — and has involved working with some of the world’s most powerful brands, including The Coca-Cola Company; Mars, Inc.; Proctor & Gamble; and Johnson & Johnson.
An advocate for global education, Mickie has served on the executive leadership committee and various other volunteer committees of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where she earned an MBA in International Management. She was also a frequent guest lecturer at the Singapore Management University and the Budapest School of Economics.