Speaker Details

Tia Rains

Tia Rains

VP, Customer Engagement & Strategic Development
Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc

Session: Redefining Quality: The Key to Up Leveling Plant-Based Products

Tia M. Rains, PhD, is Vice President of Customer Engagement & Strategic Development for Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America. Prior, Dr. Rains was Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center where she administered a $2 million research grant program and directed professional communications. Dr. Rains has held positions at Biofortis Clinical Research, leading the design and interpretation of clinical trials for the food and pharmaceutical industries, and Kraft Foods, where she contributed to product development, regulatory and strategic health and wellness initiatives. She obtained her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from University of Illinois, and her BS degree in Food and Nutrition from Arizona State University while competing on the swim team as a scholarship athlete.