Connie Tipton tells Dairy Forum that she’s retiring as CEO of IDFA at the end of this year
A transition team will launch a search for a new leader. Including the tenure of her late husband, a Tipton has led the association for 50 years.
HP Hood’s Kaneb, 5 others lead the transition team
“We also value the contributions of the IDFA staff and want to make sure we continue strong leadership of the association and the staff,” Kaneb continued. “In order to identify the very best person to lead the organization for the future, we will consider both internal and external candidates. We thank Connie for giving us a full year to make sure we have time for a thoughtful and orderly transition.”
In addition to Kaneb, the members of the transition committee are Ed Mullins, executive vice president and CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy Inc.; Mike Reidy, senior vice president – corporate affairs, Leprino Foods Co. and chairman of IDFA; Patricia Stroup, vice president and chief procurement officer, Nestle USA Inc.; Gregg Tanner, CEO of Dean Foods Co.; and Mike Wells, president and CEO of Wells Enterprises Inc.