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

Richard Graeter

President and CEO, Graeter's Ice Cream Company

Doug Harris

General Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

George Hugh Holder

President/Chief Executive Officer, Hershey Creamery Company

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

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

Jimmy Lawhorn

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.

Zachary Waite

Director, Strategic Growth and Innovation, Hershey Creamery Company