Sam Maglio of Glendale, Wis.-based Maglio & Co., was recently named to the Food and Beverage Milwaukee Advisory Council.

In this role, the Maglio & Co. president will work with other industry leaders to grow Milwaukee’s food and beverage sector. The advisory council educates consumers on the industry, connects individuals with companies and plans strategies for growing jobs, recognition and the sector as a whole.

“Milwaukee is home to all types of food manufacturing companies from one-person shops to huge multi-national conglomerates,” Maglio said in a news release. “The area is prime for growth due to the ready availability of water and labor and we can work together to drive the region forward as a hub for food manufacturing.”

The current item on the council’s to-do list is to cooperate with local technical colleges in developing curriculums for students to study food manufacturing.