The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) named Mindy Berrey of Land O’Lakes as its first female chairperson. 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.