Ben & Jerry's named Dave Stever its new CEO.

The 34-year veteran has seen it all in his career. The lifelong Vermonter, he started as a tour guide in 1988 at the Company's Waterbury factory, which is the state's No. 1 tourist attraction. Stever swiftly established himself in marketing and management and over the past 12 years as chief marketing officer.

One of his strengths has been working cross functionally to create impactful partnerships with the likes of Dave Matthews BandStephen ColbertWillie Nelson, Sir Elton JohnJimmy FallonColin Kaepernick, Netflix, Chance the Rapper, Tony's Chocolonely and Ava DuVernay.

"The board is very pleased with the selection of Dave as Ben & Jerry's next CEO, and not just because of his passion for our euphoric super-premium ice cream. Dave's long history at Ben & Jerry's along with his recognition of the integral role that the company's values and Social Mission play in our growth and our commitment to advancing justice and equity in the world, make him the best choice to write the next chapter in Ben & Jerry's remarkable story," said Anuradha Mittal, Ben & Jerry's Board Chair.

"Ben and I have known Dave for over 3 decades and we are absolutely thrilled that he will be leading Ben & Jerry's into the next chapter of our company's history," said co-founder Jerry Greenfield. "Dave started out 30 years ago as a tour guide. And now he's CEO. He knows Ben & Jerry's inside and out. He lives it and breathes it.

"We are psyched to have someone with Dave's talent, passion and demonstrated ability as our CEO," added cofounder Ben Cohen.

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