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 2025)

Patricia D. Stroup

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

Mike Durkin

Vice Chair / President and CEO, Leprino Foods Company

Terry Brockman

Secretary / Chief Business Officer, Saputo Dairy Division USA

David Nelsen

Treasurer/Group Vice President of Manufacturing, Albertsons Companies

David Ahlem

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

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

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.

Kurt Epprecht

IDFA Cheese Board Vice Chair / Vice President, Cheese Quality and Dairy Policy, Great Lakes Cheese Co., Inc.

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 2025)

Daragh Maccabee

IDFA Ingredients Board Chair / CEO, Idaho Milk Products

Gustavo Acosta

IDFA Ingredients Board Vice Chair / Director, Global Dairy Procurement, Global Supply Operations, Abbot Nutrition

Directors (Term ending January 2026)

Joe Diglio

President and CEO, Michigan Milk Producers Association

Tim Doelman

Chief Executive Officer, Fairlife

Jeff Gentine

President & CEO, Masters Gallery Foods, Incorporated

Scott McGinty

Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Organic Dairy

Brian Phelan

CEO, Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia plc

(Term ending January 2025)

Rich Draper

CEO, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.

Louie Gentine

CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

(Term ending January 2024)

Peter Cotter

President & CEO, Lactalis Heritage Dairy

Gold Business Partner Representatives

(Term ending January 2026)

Seth Teply

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

(Term ending January 2025)

Joe Langehennig

Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Ecolab

Mary Ledman

Global Sector Strategist – Dairy, Rabo AgriFinance, Global