With a strong background in both dietetics and business – she holds a combined MBA/RD from Dominican University – Marie brings a unique culinary perspective to Datassential, a leading Chicago-based food market research firm. Restaurant chains and suppliers regularly rely on Marie’s expertise in menu and product development, and for years she has helped foodservice and retail companies excel in better-for-you product innovation. Marie represents Datassential on the Menus of Change Sustainable Business Leadership Council working to confront issues that surround the food industry today, such as public health, food ethics and environmental issues. Using her expertise as a registered dietitian, Marie provides an unparalleled health-driven point of view.