IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products 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.


Courtney Bidney

IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board Chair / Director, Labeling & Regulatory Compliance, General Mills

Marc de Schutter

IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board Vice Chair / Chief Cycles & Procurement Officer, Danone North America


Emma Aer

CEO & President, Franklin Foods Inc.

Bill Cassidy

CEO, Lactalis US Yogurt, Inc.

Jordan Clark

Director of Commodity Sourcing, Dairy, Albertsons, Albertsons Companies

Nancy Dowling

General Counsel and Vice President, Public and Scientific Affairs, Danone North America

Robert A. Facchina

President & CEO, Johanna Foods, Inc.

Trevor Farrell

Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Americas, Schreiber U.S.

Elaina Luu

Vice President, Procurement, Saputo USA

David Lynn

President & CEO, Agri-Mark, Inc./Cabot

Alejandro Mazzotta

Senior Vice President of Quality, Food Safety & Regulatory, Chobani, Inc.

Jesse Merrill

CEO, Good Culture, LLC

Dennis Roberts

President and CEO, Crystal Creamery

Darla Roden

General Counsel, LALA U.S., Inc.

Executive Council Members

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Nathan Arnold, P.E.

Director of Client Development, Hixson Architecture & Engineering

Patrick Carroll

President, IMA Dairy & Food USA

Ken Klug

President & CEO, QCS Purchasing Cooperative

Mike Neu

Senior Director, Business Development – Cheese Insights, Novonesis

NextGen Board Members

Brian Carden

Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Crystal Creamery, Inc.

Kristine Stoll

Director, Regulatory, Schreiber Foods