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Former Campbell Soup exec heads to FoodMinds

FoodMinds, a food and nutrition consulting and communications agency, has appointed former Campbell Soup executive Juli Mandel Sloves as SVP and Julie Alessi, RD, as a senior account executive.

Sloves, a 12-year veteran of Campbell Soup Company with more than 20 years of communications experience, was most recently senior manager of global R&D communications at Campbell. Prior to that, she led nutrition and wellness communications for Campbell North America brands.

At FoodMinds, she will be charged with leading strategy and oversight of teams for several accounts, and will collaborate closely with FoodMinds partners and senior executives, including chief science officer Robert C. Post, Ph.D., MEd., MSc., and managing directors Erin DeSimone, MS, RD, and Michelle Kijek.

Alessi most recently worked at Weber Shandwick since beginning her career in 2010. At FoodMinds, she will help to co-manage the FoodMinds internship program. Alessi is a member of the Chicago Dietetic Association and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

These appointments come a month after USDA executive Dr. Post was appointed as the agency's first chief science officer.