The American Cheese Society (ACS) is welcoming Dawn Schipper as its new Marketing and Development Director. In her new role, Schipper will partner with corporate leaders and private individuals to grow ACS’s professional brands and take on responsibility for all marketing, communications, public relations, and development efforts. She will focus specifically on stewardship, relationship building, and growing new revenue streams, as well as the Annual ACS Conference & Competition.
“What an honor it is to join the ACS team at this pivotal time. I couldn’t be more excited to join an association with such a rich history of community and industry,” said Schipper. “By enhancing and growing new partnerships, it is my privilege to champion the ACS story as we look to our vibrant future together."
Schipper has more than a decade of experience in non-profits, including working with organizations across a variety of sectors—from education and health care to large public cultural institutions—on annual campaigns, direct mail and membership programs, event management and sponsorship, marketing and communications, and database management. In addition, she has experience managing major and planned gifts and board development and strategic planning.
“ACS is excited to bring on someone with Dawn’s breadth of experience supporting non-profits. Her strong development skills and ability to build and sustain long-term partnerships with sponsors come to ACS at time when the organization and the industry it serves are poised for growth,” said Nora Weiser, ACS Executive Director.
According to a press release, Schipper, who’s family background is in farming and dairy operations, is passionate about working with members of the ACS to champion engagement, revenue growth, and foster awareness. She holds a B.S. Magna Cum Laude in English and writing from Drury University.
Schipper joins the ACS team ahead of the 36thAnnual ACS Conference & Competition—Virginia is for Cheese Lovers™—which will take place July 31 through August 3, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia. This year, the organization expects more than 1,300 cheese professionals, purchasers, and influencers heralding from the U.S., Canada, and Europe to attend, network, sample products, and learn from each other.
The Annual ACS Judging & Competition, held in conjunction with the ACS Conference, recognizes cheeses and cultured dairy products of the highest quality for their aesthetic and technical merits. Registration for the ACS 2019 Annual Conference, including full registration, single day passes, guest tickets, and special event tickets, can be found at here.
Congratulations to Dawn Schipper on her new role!