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Senior Vice President of Innovation and Member Advancement
Thomas Wojno is responsible for identifying and implementing innovative strategies to enhance IDFA services, expand its diverse membership and develop new opportunities for growth.
Prior to joining IDFA, Wojno served as vice president of member value and strategy for the National Restaurant Association. During his tenure, NRA’s membership grew by 300 percent in three years and increased the association’s member retention rate from 83 percent to 94 percent.
Wojno also served as vice president of resource development for America’s Promise, an alliance organization built by General Colin Powell to support better outcomes in education, and as director of corporate relations with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wojno began his career in business development at Bloomberg LP.
Wojno received a bachelor’s degree in business and organizational communication from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Wojno was the recipient of the 2016 Association Innovators awards, given by DC Live to those leaders driving growth and change in their respective associations and industries. See LinkedIn profile.
Senior Director of Membership
Cavallo responds to a wide range of inquiries from members and prospective members. She manages recruitment and retention efforts, dues receivables and maintains accurate records that allow the association to effectively serve its members. In addition, she is responsible for the IDFA Membership Directory and Online Buyers' Guide.
Cavallo joined the staff of the Milk Industry Foundation and International Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers in 1984 as executive assistant. When the National Cheese Institute elected to join with MIF and IICA to form the International Dairy Foods Association in 1990, Cavallo was charged with revising the membership process and managing the membership activities for the newly formed association. She began her career at the National Association of Manufacturers. See LinkedIn profile.
Director, Boards of Directors, Employee Relations and Administrative Services
Boyle oversees all aspects of human resources and office administration, including recruiting, orientation, benefits, training and office operations. She also manages the bi-annual meetings of boards of directors, as well as board nominations and correspondence.
Boyle joined the staff in 1987 as an accounting assistant. When the Milk Industry Foundation, the International Ice Cream Association and the National Cheese Institute joined together to form IDFA in 1990, Boyle moved to the marketing department. In 1993, she became executive assistant to the president and chief executive officer, charged with managing the associations' four boards of directors. Boyle has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Towson State University. See LinkedIn profile.
Director of Programs & Partnerships
Melissa Lembke is responsible for planning and executing IDFA's conferences, workshops, webinars and other association sponsored events. She executes all pre-event, on-site event and post-event management duties including venue research, contract negotiations, vendor management, logistics and assists with development and implementation of event marketing plans.