IDFA Cheese Board

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

Officers - (Term ending January 2023)

Mike Durkin

IDFA Cheese Board Vice Chair / President and CEO, Leprino Foods Company

Doug Wilke

IDFA Cheese Board Chair / CEO, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc.


Troy Ammann

Vice President, Cheese Sales, Agropur U.S. Operations

Michael L. Brown

Director of Dairy Supply Chain, The Kroger Co.

Wilf Costello

Chief Commercial Officer - Cheese Glanbia Nutritionals

Patrick Criteser

President and CEO, Tillamook County Creamery Association

Ron Dunford

President and CEO, Schreiber Foods

Kurt Epprecht

Vice President, Cheese Quality and Dairy Policy, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.

Jeff Gentine

President & CEO, Masters Gallery Foods, Incorporated

Scott Graham

Chief Operating Officer, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

Chris Hoeger

President, Prairie Farms Cheese Division

Bob Huffman

President and CEO, First District Association

Sheryl Meshke

Co-President and CEO of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI)

Tom Murphy

President, Brewster Cheese Company

Kim S. Parks

Senior Vice President, Optimization, Ingredient Solutions, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

Rick Pedersen

President, Ornua Ingredients North America

Declan Roche

SVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Foremost Farms USA®

Jim C. Sartori

Chairman of the Board, Sartori Company

Neal Schuman

President, Schuman Cheese

Greg Siegenthaler

Vice President of Milk Marketing and Supply Chain, Grande Cheese Company

Dan Zastoupil

President, Marathon Cheese Corporation

Executive Council Members

Terry Brockman

IDFA Ingredients Board Chair / Chief Business Officer, Saputo Dairy Division USA

Peter Cotter

President & CEO, Lactalis Heritage Dairy

Louie Gentine

CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

Jerry D. Kaminski

Chief Operating Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Dale Andersen

President & CEO, Delkor Systems, Inc.

Betsy Erdelyi

Managing Director, BMO Harris Bank

Scott Sexton

Chairman & CEO,

Seth Teply

President & CEO, Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada