Selection Committee Members: Beverly Emerson

Beverly Emerson is President of Olive Tree Product Development (, where she helps leaders achieve significant growth through successful new product innovation. Both an accomplished CPG marketer and R&D Executive, Beverly integrates consumer insights with technical expertise to achieve maximum market success. For 25 years, she has focused on both new innovation work for global food, beverage, and dietary supplement companies, as well as developing and executing successful go-to-market strategies for start-ups. Beverly started her career as a food scientist with Kraft General Foods and later moved to Nalley’s (division of Pinnacle Foods). She eventually assumed the position of Director of Global Consumer Health Care Marketing for Banner Pharmacaps, helping them brand new drug delivery technologies. Most recently, as Director of New Product Development at Barlean’s Organic Oils, she led her team in commercializing OmegaSwirls, an innovative and award-winning delivery form of Omega-3s.