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.

Stan Ryan

Secretary / President & CEO, Darigold, Inc.

David Nelsen

Treasurer / Vice President of Dairy Manufacturing, Albertsons Companies

Dan Zagzebski

Immediate Past Chair / President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese

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 Chair / President, U.S. Operations, Agropur

Philippe L. Caradec

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

Trevor Farrell

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

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.


Jay Bryant

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

Peter Cotter

General Manager, Cheese & Dairy, The Kraft Heinz Company

Mike Durkin

President and CEO, Leprino Foods Company

Tim Galloway

CEO, Galloway Company

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

Dennis Rodenbaugh

Executive Vice President, DFA, and President, Council Operations and Ingredient Solutions

Shelley Roth

President, Pierre's Ice Cream Company

Greg Schlafer

President & CEO, Foremost Farms USA

Lawrence Webster

CEO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

Gold Business Partner Representatives - (Term ending January 2022)

Jeff Fielkow

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

Mary Ledman

Global Strategist - Dairy, Rabobank - Chicago

Mike Neu

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