The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is shaking things up and taking on two new additions to its Board of Directors. After being elected to the Board at a WCMA meeting held in conjunction with the International Cheese Technology Expo, Brian Baker of Baker Cheese in Saint Cloud and Doug Wilke of Valley Queen Cheese in Milbank, South Dakota will join the 2018-19 Board of Directors on July 1st.
“Fresh perspectives help WCMA evolve to meet the changing needs of its membership, and we are grateful to our Directors who generously devote their time and energy to advocate for the best interests of our industry,” said Executive Director John Umhoefer.
According to a press release, Umhoefer noted that many members of the 2017-18 WCMA Executive Committee have been re-elected to their leadership posts, including WCMA President Kim Heiman of Nasonville Dairy, 1st Vice President Kerry Henning of Henning Cheese, 2nd Vice President Dave Buholzer of Klondike Cheese Company, Treasurer Chris Sandretti of Saputo Cheese USA, and Secretary Steve Bechel of Eau Galle Cheese Factory.
The 2018-19 Board of Directors also includes:
WCMA also announced two of its directors—Laurie Olm of Pine River Dairy and Chris Simon of Agropur—will be retiring from the Board after having served six years, the maximum consecutive amount of years.
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