Chef Jeff Igel and Dr. Susan May, President of Fox Valley Technical College, will
really be facing a challenge in the appetizer category as Chef Jeff accepted the challenge of using sauerkraut as an ingredient! In truth, we think Chef Jeff can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear (not comparing sauerkraut to a sow’s ear- we LOVE sauerkraut), but just attesting to his skill. His partner in this endeavor, Dr Susan May has been in charge of things since she was a big sister growing up- born to lead which she certainly does on a daily basis as the President of FVTC. Can’t wait to taste what these two come up with!
Chef Jeff Igel is chairman of the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Department at Fox Valley Technical College where he teaches several classes. He has spent his entire career in the restaurant and hospitality industry, serving in many capacities. His passion is grilling, smoking and barbecue and he competes several times each season with the “Chefs Gone Grillin’ ” BBQ competition team. He is married to his lovely wife of 24 years Paula Kay and is the proud father of his grown children daughter, Cassie and son, Jake.
Dr. Susan A. May is the President of Fox Valley Technical College, having served as CEO since 2008. Later this year, however, she will begin her 30th year of service for the College and the communities that make up the five-county region served by FVTC. Her career focus has been on preparing individuals with the technical skills needed to successfully enter and advance in the workforce, as well as supporting a wide array of employers in developing the capabilities of their employees through customized education and training programs. Susan serves as Board Chair for Community First Credit Union, as well as on the board of directors for the YMCA Corporate Board, the Bay-Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America, the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance, and Riverview Gardens. In state and national leadership roles, Susan also serves on the boards of the National Association of Community Colleges for Entrepreneurship and Community Colleges for International Development, and will chair the Presidents’ Association of the Wisconsin Technical College System in 2013-14. Susan supported the United Way Fox Cities annual fundraising campaign by serving as co-chair of the 2011 and 2012 campaigns, helping to raise over $14.4 million for critical needs in our community.