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.


Trevor Farrell

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

Courtney Bidney

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


Emma Aer

CEO & President, Franklin Foods Inc.

Rick Beaman

Vice President, Hiland Dairy/Joint Ventures, Hiland Dairy Foods Co., LLC

Mark Broadhurst

Vice President of Public Affairs, Chobani, Inc.

Bill Cassidy

CEO, Lactalis US Yogurt, Inc.

Jordan Clark

Dairy Sourcing Analyst, Albertsons

Nancy Dowling

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

Kevin Ellis

CEO, Cayuga Milk Ingredients

Robert A. Facchina

President & CEO, Johanna Foods, Inc.

Elaina Luu

Vice President, Procurement, Saputo USA

Pat Panko

Executive Vice President, DFA | President, DFA Dairy Brands North

Executive Council Members

Matt McClelland

CEO/Executive VP, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

Gold Business Partner Representatives

Patrick Carroll

President, IMA Dairy & Food USA

Nathan Arnold, P.E.

Director of Client Development, Hixson Architecture & Engineering

Mike Neu

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

Directors Leaving

Ed Mullins

Senior Executive Officer, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc

Jeff Larson

General Manager, Dairy Operations, H-E-B

Esteve Torrens

President & CEO, Stonyfield Farm