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Heather Granato is a 23-year veteran of the natural products industry, currently serving as the vice president, content, in Informa Exhibitions' Global Health & Nutrition Network. She has been a presenter at industry events including SupplySide, Petfood 2.0, Vitafoods, Natural Products Expo, the Natural Gourmet Show and MarketPlace. Her publishing experience includes Natural Products INSIDER, Food Product Design, Country Living's Healthy Living, Natural Foods Merchandiser, Delicious Magazine and WomenOf.com. She was named a 2015 Top Woman in Media by Folio:; received the 2014 Visionary Award from the American Herbal Products Association; and was awarded the CEO Merit Award for Content from Informa in 2014. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond, Virginia, in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in journalism; she currently volunteers as the national alumnae committee chairman for Kappa Alpha Theta women's fraternity.
She manages NBJ’s data and insights to inform the industry on market trends and forecasts in natural and organic food and beverage, functional food and beverage, dietary supplements and personal care. Morton holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science from Colorado State University.
Bill founded, developed and currently leads the NEXT Data & Insights group which delivers innovation, intelligence and insights to the global health & wellness industry. By capturing proprietary data from Informa exhibitions and blending it with 3rd party data, primary research and expert analysis, NEXT provides consulting and advisory services to a range of clients, from global CPGs to investment groups to natural products entrepreneurs and more. Previously, Bill held senior positions at J.D. Power and Associates, Informative, Deloitte Consulting, Coopers & Lybrand, and Sapient. Bill earned a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.