Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Renee Gross, JD

Renee Gross is Coordinator of Legal Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. She is responsible for providing key legal analyses and support for policy options concerning food marketing, in addition to maintaining the Rudd Center as a respected and prominent legal voice around obesity and nutrition issues. Renee works at the local, state, and federal level to build understanding and support for legal reforms on marketing-related food policies and helps translate the Rudd Center’s research findings into essential legal reforms needed to effectuate lasting change.

Renee received her B.S. in Communications and Psychology from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and her J.D. from DePaul University. Before attending law school, she worked for five years as an account executive at Young & Rubicam and Element 79 Partners in Chicago. At these firms, Renee developed advertising campaigns and media strategies for consumer-packaged goods brands like PepsiCo’s Quaker Snacks and Foods, B&G Foods, ConAgra Foods, and MillerCoors Beverages.