IDDBA Names New Board, Staff Titles

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IDDBA Names New Board, Staff Titles


The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s board of directors announced new titles for officers and staff at its meeting last month.

Voni Woods, senior director of deli, Giant Eagle Inc., is the chairman of the IDDBA board of directors. William G. Klump, senior VP marketing, Butterball LLC, is the executive vice chairman of the board. David Leonhardi, director of education and events for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, is vice chairman, and John Cheesman, VP sales – corporate accounts for Maplehurst Bakeries LLC, is the treasurer. Steve Beekhuizen, senior VP of sales at Dawn Food Products Inc., is the immediate past chairman.

Carol L. Christison was named president and CEO of the IDDBA. Lucie Arendt was named VP of membership, exhibits, registration and IT. Mary Kay O’Connor was named VP of education, and Christopher S. Schwass was named VP of finance. Additional positions within the staff structure were also changed to better reflect the scope and responsibilities of the various jobs. In addition to the changes above, the board approved the ballot for the fall election to the board.

Madison, Wis.-based IDDBA is a nonprofit membership organization serving the dairy, deli, bakery, cheese and supermarket foodservice industries.