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Meet Williams-Franklin Foundation Scholarship Honoree Virgil

Jon Benninger talks to Virgil Parker about why he is interested in the natural and organic industry.

Jon Benninger

April 16, 2021

Virgil Parker is a journalism student at Howard University and a Williams-Franklin Foundation Scholarship alumni. He will be joining us at the HBCU Organic & Natural Scholarship Celebration on April 29, 2021. Why is Virgil interested in the natural and organic industry? Jon Benninger finds out in a rapid-fire round interview and preview of the big event!

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Jon Benninger


Jon Benninger is vice president and market leader at Informa Markets. He focuses on the strategic direction and growth of the SupplySide portfolio, which includes SupplySide West, SupplySide East, Natural Products Insider and Food & Beverage Insider. He coordinates with leaders of the other Informa health and nutrition events and brands, including Natural Products Expo, Vitafoods, Food ingredients, NEXT and Nutrition Business Journal. Benninger joined the company in 1995 as the founding editor of the company’s first trade magazine for the nutrition industry.

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