Meet Our Speakers

Charlie Arnot

Charlie Arnot

Charlie Arnot is recognized as a 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 serves as CEO of The Center for Food Integrity, a non-profit organization dedicated to building consumer trust and confidence in today’s food system. He is also the founder and president of Look East, an employee-owned consulting firm with offices in Missouri and Iowa.

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 as 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 10 years as a corporate officer for a leading food company. He also 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.

To schedule a speaker, contact Vicki Landtiser.