Part I: Jay Rosengarten EVOO
Jay is the President of Olisur Inc. He is responsible for the marketing and distribution of the companies extra virgin olive oil in the US and Canada. He is the founder and President of The Rosengarten Group. He has over 35 years of hands-on management experience in the retail and food distribution industries.
He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Shopwell, Inc., where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long range strategic plans. This included the creation of the Food Emporium store format. Jay has served as President of Springfield Sugar and Products Company, a large wholesale food distributor. In addition, Jay was the President and CEO of several small retail companies. He is a featured speaker for NASFT, National Grocers Association and FMI, as well as other industry forums. Jay speaks on a variety of topics relevant to the food industry foods. Jay is a graduate of Fordham University Law School where he received his Jurist Doctorate, and is a graduate of the University of Denver. He practiced labor and corporate law until his career change in the mid 70′s.
Part II: Dara Lovitz Muzzling The Movement
Dara Lovitz is the author of Muzzling A Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism (Lantern Books). She is an Adjunct Professor of Animal Law at both Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. She was selected by the Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star.” Ms. Lovitz earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, at which she was the recipient of both the Law Faculty Scholarship and the Barrister Award. She was selected by her classmates to be the class speaker at Temple’s graduation ceremony. Ms. Lovitz was appointed Special Prosecutor by the Lancaster County District Attorney to prosecute the pivotal Pennsylvania case, Commonwealth v. Esbenshade, in which the Elizabethtown district court determined the criminal liability of a battery-cage egg production facility owner and supervisor under Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty statute. She is a board member of Four Feet Forward, an organization that helps grass-roots animal advocacy organizations with their legal and media campaigns by offering professional services at no cost; President of Peace Advocacy Network, an organization that promotes veganism, social justice, and respect for the Earth’s inhabitants and resources; and Legal Advisory Board Member of the Equal Justice Alliance, a coalition of animal protection and other social justice organizations formed in November of 2006 to defend freedom of speech and assembly. Ms. Lovitz has written extensively in law journals and trade publications on various animal law topics with a focus on eco-terrorism and frequently presents such topics in television, radio, and podcast segments as well as at conferences across the country.