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IDFA Governance Structure

We have a new leadership structure for the association. A new IDFA Executive Council has been appointed to focus on the business and operations of the association and carry out its fiduciary responsibilities. Five Industry Segment Boards will be created this spring to drive policy and strategy. These boards will represent fluid milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt and cultured products, and dairy-derived ingredients, and we have the option to add boards as the industry continues to evolve and new product categories emerge.

Under this new structure, IDFA will be more nimble, inclusive and effective in representing the interests of all segments of the dairy processing industry. This foundation will allow IDFA to enhance legislative, regulatory and communication efforts on your behalf and increase the return on investment that you and your company receive through membership.

IDFA Governance Structure

The Industry Segment Boards

The Industry Segment Board chairs and vice chairs will serve as members of the IDFA Executive Council. The next phase will include finalizing the names of the individuals who will serve on the Industry Segment Boards.

Candidates for these boards will be industry leaders and decision-makers in their respective organizations, and we encourage all leaders of dairy processing companies and Gold Business Partners who are interested in serving to complete our brief online interest form. Your expertise, experience and engagement remain vitally important to our efforts.

The board members will be tasked with providing strategic vision, policy direction and leadership on segment-specific issues. Each board will conduct business without the administrative process required of a formal board and will coordinate with the IDFA Executive Council, through the chairs and vice chairs of each respective board.

If you have questions about our new governance structure or the board selection process, please contact Heather Soubra, IDFA’s Chief of Staff at hsoubra@idfa.org or (202) 220 3551.

Committees

We will continue to provide many other opportunities for member engagement on our existing and expanding committees. All our committees will work closely with the Industry Segment Boards.

These networking opportunities facilitate the exchange of information and discussion to develop comments, guidelines, studies and other materials. A list of committees and groups is provided below. For more information or to participate, please contact us at membership@idfa.org or 202-737-4332.

Committees
Audit Committee
Budget, Finance and Strategic Planning Committee
Communications Committee
Member Media Network
Environmental and Worker Safety Committee
Ice Cream Regulatory Committee
International Trade Committee
Milk & Ice Cream Economic Policy Committee
MIlk Regulatory Committee
MIlk Case Loss Working Group
Yogurt Committee
Cheese Economic Policy Committee
Cheese Regulatory Committee
Nutrition Working Group
PAC Steering Committee

Ad Hoc Task Forces
3-A Equipment Users Task Force
Aseptic Task Force
Food Waste and Code Dating Task Force
GE Labeling Working Group
Immigration Policy Task Force
International Standards Task Force
Standards Modernization Task Force

Special Participation Lists
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Grassroots Action Network for Dairy (GRAND) Key Contact
Washington Representatives Group
 
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