Board of Advisors

Marianne Smith Edge


Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, FAND, offers more than 30 years of experience as a nutrition communicator, strategic planner and facilitator. She is a former senior vice president for food safety and nutrition communications at the International Food Information Council and Foundation in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is a past president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and previously owned MSE and Associates, LLC, providing strategic consulting services to the food and health care industries.

A sixth-generation farm owner, Smith Edge is currently the principal at The Agri-Nutrition Edge, a consulting and research practice helping food and agriculture companies improve dialogue within their industries and with consumers. She is a member of the Institute for Food Technologists and the American Society for Nutrition. She currently serves on the editorial board of Nutrition Today and has completed two terms on the USDA’s National Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board, the advisory board to the secretary of agriculture.

Board of Advisors

The Curious Plot Board of Advisors is unique among marketing services agencies, consisting of nine extraordinary leaders in the agriculture, food and animal care markets, providing seasoned counsel, insights and strategic guidance to agency team members and clients.