Chris Cornyn, Mentor
Cornyn began his career at Doner Advertising working on the Klondike Ice Cream Bars, Betty Crocker Brownie Sundae and Yoplait Frozen Yogurt accounts. He continued on to become creative director and strategist at a number of advertising agencies before founding DINE, The Food & Drink Agency. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cornyn studied at Wadham College in Oxford, England, as well as Ecole des Beaux-Arts in LaCoste, France. He is also a frequent featured speaker at industry events around the country including the Fancy Food Show and the American Association of Advertising Agencies. In 2011, Cornyn sold DINE to Mattson, which employs over 80 food professionals and has one of the richest environments in the food industry to create new food products for food companies big and small. Cornyn continues to run DINE and functions as its President under its new parent company Mattson.