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ADPI Elects First Woman as Chair of Board of Directors

The American Dairy Products Institute is pleased to announce the newly elected members and officers to its Board of Directors. These individuals were voted and approved for their executive positions during the 2023 Annual Member Meeting held in conjunction with the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference on April 23, 2023.


As ADPI celebrates its Centennial in 2023, the election of Mindy Berrey of Land O’Lakes as its first female chair is of historical note. Berrey serves as Senior Director of Sales at member company Land O’Lakes, and succeeds William Schreiber from O-AT-KA as his term expires. Berrey is joined by fellow officers, Tom Berry, Vice President of Quality & Assurance at Associated Milk Producers Inc as Vice Chair; Patti Smith, CEO of DairyAmerica, was appointed Secretary; and Kevin Quinn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Idaho Milk Products joins the Board of Directors officer team as Treasurer. In conjunction with the newly appointed ADPI Board of Directors Officers, ADPI would also like to welcome and confirm the following new Board members: 

  • Christine Van Asten, Darigold, Inc.
  • Rob Richter, Great Lakes Cheese
  • Molly Costaris, Michigan Milk Producers Association
  • Jim Jarman, Neutral Foods
  • Jack Hoops, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

 “For 100 years, ADPI has persevered thanks to ongoing commitment and leadership from individuals chosen to serve on our Board of Directors,” states Blake Anderson, ADPI President and CEO. “We are confident the new officers and directors will be positive additions to the board and the broader ADPI membership as they seek to maximize member value by working together on a collaborative basis to focus on increasing the global use of dairy-based ingredients.”

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