Corinne K. Shindelar – Principal, All Natural Strategies LLC; Founder and Former President/CEO Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA)

BIO:

Corinne K. Shindelar,  principal of All Natural Strategies, has over 38 years’ experience in the natural and organic products industry. She has the vision to see what is needed, the tenacity to fight for what is right, and the business and diplomatic skills to make it happen. Her numerous awards include being named one of NBJ’s “Most Influential People in the Industry”, and Progressive Grocers “Top Executive Woman in Grocery”. In 2019, New Hope featured her as one of the 40 Unforgettable Founders of the Natural Products Industry.

After nearly two decades of profitable retail management, she became the Executive Director of two regional co-op grocers’ associations, CGA Midwest and TCNFC. Simultaneously, she founded the Midwest Purchasing Co-op. In 2004, she led the merger of all three into the NCGA as the founding President.

She spent the last 15 years as founder and former CEO of INFRA (Independent Natural Food Retailers Association). Corinne has served on numerous Boards, including MSI, (Mutual Service Insurance), Shared Capital as Chair, NC Credit Union, Cooperative Development Foundation, and Chair of the Non-GMO Project for the last 10 years. She serves on the board of Beyond Broth, the Climate Collaborate board, is a member of numerous natural products leadership initiatives, and provides guidance to INFRA as its President Emeritus.