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.


Andy Jacobs

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

Richard Graeter

IDFA Ice Cream Board Vice Chair / President and CEO, Graeter's Ice Cream Company


Heather B. Draper

Director, The Ice Cream Club, Inc.

CJ Ellens

President, Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Co., LLC

Doug Harris

General Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

George Hugh Holder

President/Chief Executive Officer, Hershey Creamery Company

Shaffin Lalani

General Manager Ice Cream, Mars

Jimmy Lawhorn

President, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.

Mark Meyer

COO, Wells Enterprises

Brian Perry

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

Randy Rich

President and CEO, Rich Ice Cream Company

Scott Shehadey

CEO, Shehadey Family Foods, LLC

Lindsay Skilling

CEO, Gifford's Dairy Inc.

Brett Tanttu

Vice President of Research and Development, Saputo Dairy USA

Executive Council Members

Rich Draper

CEO, The Ice Cream Club, 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

NextGen Board Members

Matthew Ryan

Executive Vice President, Hershey Creamery Company

Sean Simonian

VP of Sales & Marketing, Shehadey Family Foods