IDFA Ice Cream 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.


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.


Heather B. Draper

Director, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.

CJ Ellens

President, Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Co., LLC

Robin Galloway

President of the Ice Cream Division, DFA Dairy Brands

Richard Graeter

President and CEO, Graeter's Ice Cream Company

Doug Harris

General Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

Greg Helbig

Director of Operations, Hiland Dairy.

George Hugh Holder

President/Chief Executive Officer, Hershey Creamery Company

Mike Lowes

EVP Consumer Products Market, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association

Joe Oberweis

President & CEO, Oberweis Dairy, Inc.

Brian Perry

Executive Vice President & Chairman, Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.

Randy Rich

President and CEO, Rich Ice Cream Company

Brett Tanttu

Vice President of Research and Development, Saputo Dairy USA

Executive Council Members

Rich Draper

CEO, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.

Michael C. Wells

President & CEO, Wells Enterprises, Inc.

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Murray Bain

Vice President, Marketing, Stanpac

William Magee

President, North America Food & Beverage Solutions, Tate & Lyle

Kelly Pettijohn

Senior Director, Business Development-Key Accounts, Americold

Directors Leaving

Dominic Garza

Chief Operating Officer, House Of Flavors Inc.

Cary Grover

General Manager, Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Co., LLC.

Jeff Larson

General Manager, Dairy Operations, H-E-B

Ed Mullins

Senior Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc