42. TIM HAMMONDS
Key developments: Helped delay country-of-origin labeling legislation; revitalized FMI Show.
What's next: Pushing for permanent repeal of COOL; further enhancing FMI Show.
This past year, one could say Tim Hammonds has been decidedly un-COOL.
That's COOL as in country-of-origin labeling, one of the legislative issues against which Hammonds, as the president and chief executive officer of Food Marketing Institute, has led the industry