Charlie Arnot

CEO, Center for Food Integrity

Food and Agriculture Thought Leader

Bio

Charlie Arnot is a recognized thought-leader in food and agriculture. He is highly regarded as both a writer and sought-after speaker who engages audiences across the globe. Charlie has more than 25 years of experience working in communications, public relations and issues management within the food system. He is the founder and president of CMA, an employee-owned consulting firm with offices in Missouri and Iowa. He also serves as CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, a international non-profit organization dedicated to building consumer trust and confidence in today’s food system.

 

One client said of Charlie’s work, “others help us talk about our business, you help us think differently about who we are and what we do.” His commitment to excellence, innovation and integrity have positioned him as a trusted counselor to CEOs, government leaders and executives, and a respected industry advisor on critical issues within the food system. Clients and food and farm industry leaders seek his unique expertise in applying the peer reviewed trust model developed in 2007 to help them build trust in their processes and products.

 

Charlie spent ten years as a corporate officer for a leading food company; before that, he worked for a public relations agency, was an award-winning radio journalist and worked in video and film. Charlie grew up in southeast Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Journalism degree.

 

“It’s no secret that consumers don’t trust ‘Big Food,” in part, because they feel large companies will put profit ahead of their best interest every time.”

TOPICS

Cracking the Code on Food Issues

Insights from Moms, Millennials and Foodies.

 

Why Do They Hate Us?

Understanding Consumer Angst about Food/Ag and What You Can Do about it.

 

Ethics, Values and Science

Finding the Right Mix for Consumer Trust.

 

Crisis Management at the Speed of Thought

Transparency in the Age of Instant Communications.