Nancy Siler, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.F.C.S. brings
a wealth of experience to Bake Decorate Celebrate!
As current vice president of consumer affairs
and public relations for Wilton Industries,
Nancy's varied duties make her an ideal host.
She is director of the Wilton School of Cake
Decorating, manages the test kitchen, and is
a media spokesperson with over 500 television
appearances including CBS, NBC, WGN, PBS, Discovery
Channel and QVC networks.
Previously Nancy was the corporate
dietitian for Dominick's Finer Foods and media
spokesperson, developing, implementing and creating
consumer education programs including the Fresh
Idea concept for their 110 store chain.
Her other experiences include
working as a healthcare consultant and university
professor at the University of Texas at Austin
and University of Illinois at Chicago and Director
of Nutrition for Hill and Knowlton Public Relations
Agency working on projects for Kellogg's, California
Olive Industry, Culligan, StarKist, Nissin,
Campbell's, C. Everett Koop ShapeUp America,
Kraft Oscar Mayer, FritoLay, and Olean.
Nancy is very active in a
variety of professional organizations. She was
elected to the American Dietetic Association
(ADA) House of Delegate Leadership Team and
served on the ADA Board of Directors (BOD) and
has previously served as the Illinois Delegate
to the American Dietetic Association's House
of Delegates, on the ADA BOD Finance Committee
and Chair of the ADA State Advisory Committee.
She is a member of several national dietetic
practice groups. She is a former President of
the Chicago Dietetic Association. She is certified
in Family and Consumer services (CFCS) with
the American Association of Family and Consumer
Services. She has been a volunteer speaker for
the National Restaurant Associations Educational
Foundation Careers for Youth, is a member of
the Institute of Food Technologists, and served
on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Nutrition
Association for seven years where she was also
president. She is currently a member of the
International Association of Culinary Professionals.
She received a Bachelor
of Science from the University of Houston, studied
at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America
and Panama (INCAP), completed her Dietetic Internship
at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, and was awarded
her Masters in Allied Health Management/Education
from Southwest Texas State University.
Beth Madland started decorating cakes when she received a Wilton starter kit in junior hight. While not a master decorator, Beth can hold her own with a star tip. She even "mastered" the rose while working at a bakery decorating cakes part-time.
Beth spent eight years in television news as a reporter, videographer, producer, and eventually hosted the number one morning news show in Lexington, Kentucky. But it was co-hosting a show called "Let's Do Lunch" that led to a long friendship with her co-host Melanie Glasscock.
Having more fun demonstrating crafts and cooking on TV during that afternoon show than covering the latest hard news story, Beth searched for work in the craft entertainment business and left news behind.
Beth lives in Idaho with her husband and two children, Coleman and Ella.
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