IDFA Executive Council

IDFA is governed by an Executive Council. Nominations are accepted during the year and elections are held in the fall. Council meetings are held in the winter, spring and fall.

Officers (Term ending January 2023)

David Ahlem

Chair / CEO & President, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.

Patricia D. Stroup

Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Nestle S.A. and Chief Executive Officer, Nestrade S.A.

David Nelsen

Treasurer / Vice President of Dairy Manufacturing, Albertsons Companies

Dan Zagzebski

Immediate Past Chair / President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese

Brian Phelan

Secretary / CEO, Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia plc

Industry Segment Boards Chairs and Vice Chairs (Term ending January 2024)

IDFA Fluid Milk Board

Miriam Erickson Brown

IDFA Fluid Milk Board Chair / CEO & Chair, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company

Jay Bryant

IDFA Fluid Milk Board Vice Chair / Chief Executive Officer, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.

IDFA Ice Cream Board

Ricky Dickson

IDFA Ice Cream Board Chair / President, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.

Andy Jacobs

IDFA Ice Cream Board Vice Chair / CEO, Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc.

IDFA Cheese Board

Doug Wilke

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

Mike Durkin

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

IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board

Trevor Farrell

IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board Chair / Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Americas, Schreiber U.S.

Courtney Bidney

IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board Vice Chair / Director, Labeling & Regulatory Compliance, General Mills

IDFA Ingredients Board (Term Ending January 2023)

Terry Brockman

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

Brad Anderson

IDFA Ingredients Board Vice Chair / President & CEO, California Dairies, Inc.

Directors (Term ending January 2025)

Rich Draper

CEO, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.

Robin Dubuc

Vice President, Manufacturing Operations & Network Optimization, The Kroger Co.

Ed Mullins

Senior Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc

Michael C. Wells

President & CEO, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Louie Gentine

CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

Directors (Term ending January 2024)

Peter Cotter

President & CEO, Lactalis Heritage Dairy

Dennis Rodenbaugh

President and CEO, Dairy Farmers of America

Directors (Term ending January 2023)

Jerry D. Kaminski

Chief Operating Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Scott McGinty

Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Organic Dairy

Greg Schlafer

President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA

Lawrence Webster

CEO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

Gold Business Partner Representatives (Term ending January 2025)

Joe Langehennig

Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Ecolab

Mary Ledman

Global Strategist - Dairy, Rabobank - Chicago