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IDFA Governance

IDFA Executive Council

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 have been created 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.

Governance IDFA Executive Council
Governance Industry Segment Boards
Governance IDFA Fluid Milk Board
Governance IDFA Ice Cream Board
Governance IDFA Cheese Board
Governance IDFA Yogurt Board
Governance IDFA Ingredients Board

Industry Segment Boards

The Industry Segment Board chairs and vice chairs serve as members of the IDFA Executive Council. Members of these boards are industry leaders and decision-makers in their respective organizations. A full list of members is available by clicking on the links below and also the corresponding graphics above.

The board members are tasked with providing strategic vision, policy direction and leadership on segment-specific issues. Each board will conduct business in coordination with the IDFA Executive Council, through the chairs and vice chairs of each respective board.

If you are interested in serving on the IDFA Executive Council or an Industry Segment Board, please complete our brief online interest form. Your expertise, experience and engagement remain vitally important to our efforts.

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


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 or 202-737-4332.

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