Food Safety Summit presented by Food Safety Magazine

Mary WeaverMary Weaver Gertz
Chief Food Safety and QA Officer
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Mary has been a Food Safety and Quality leader in the retail and restaurant space for over 25 years. She has been with YUM! brands as a Food Safety leader for almost 10 years and was elevated to Chief Food Safety & Quality Officer in 2020. YUM brands includes KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger grill and Mary’s accountability spans over 55,000 restaurants and 9,000 suppliers across 155 territories. Mary leads Yum!’s Food Safety governance and restaurant Food Safety vision and is defining the next generation ecosystem for global Food Safety Systems. Prior to taking a leadership role in YUM’s Global Food Safety Team she led Food Safety & Quality Assurance at KFC US. Her previous experience includes one of the US’s largest retailers; Target and NSF International, bringing invaluable experience in retail, restaurant and technical consulting. Mary also recently began serving as a member of the Global Food Safety Initiative Steering Committee.
Mary consistently drives for results combining her passion and commitment to Food Safety with heart led leadership and a commercial understanding of a globally operating business.