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.


Dan Zagzebski

Chair / President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese

David Ahlem

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

Stan Ryan

Secretary / President & CEO, Darigold, Inc.

David Nelsen

Treasurer / Vice President of Dairy Manufacturing, Albertsons Companies

Executive Committee

Jeffrey Kaneb

IDFA Fluid Milk Board Chair / Chief Operating Officer, HP Hood LLC

Ed Mullins

IDFA Fluid Milk Board Vice Chair / Executive Vice President & CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Michael C. Wells

IDFA Ice Cream Board Chair / President & CEO, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Rich Draper

IDFA Ice Cream Board Vice Chair / CEO, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.

Louie Gentine

IDFA Cheese Board Chair / CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

Doug Simon

IDFA Cheese Board Vice / President, U.S. Operations, Agropur

Philippe L. Caradec

IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board Chair / Vice President Public Affairs & Sustainable Development, Danone North America

Trevor Farrell

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

Andrei Mikhalevsky

IDFA Ingredients Board Chair / Advisor, Dairy Farmers of America Inc.

Terry Brockman

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


Jay Bryant

Chief Executive Officer Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.

Peter Cotter

General Manager, Cheese & Dairy The Kraft Heinz Company

Tim Galloway

CEO Galloway Company

Douglas Glade

Executive Vice President, Business Integration, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

Ken Jorgensen

Director, Dairy Operations, H-E-B

Jerry D. Kaminski

Chief Operating Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Scott McGinty

Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Organic Dairy

Tom Murphy

President, Brewster Cheese Company

Brian Phelan

CEO, Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia plc

Shelley Roth

President, Pierre's Ice Cream Company

Greg Schlafer

President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA

Erin Sharp

Group Vice President, Manufacturing, The Kroger Co.

Patricia D. Stroup

Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Nestle S.A. | Managing Director, Nestrade S.A.

Sue M. Taylor

Vice President - Dairy Economics & Policy, Leprino Foods Company

Lawrence Webster

CEO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Dale Andersen

President & CEO, Delkor Systems, Inc.

Mary Ledman

Global Strategist - Dairy, Rabobank - Chicago

Mike Neu

Senior Vice President, Food Cultures & Enzymes Chr., Hansen, Inc.

Chris Olsen

Vice President, Community and Government Affairs Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC