Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has announced the appointment of Dennis Rodenbaugh as its next president and CEO.
Rodenbaugh will assume leadership of the organisation at the end of next year, when current president and CEO Richard (Rick) Smith plans to retire after more than 15 years at the helm.
Dennis Rodenbaugh. ©Dairy Farmers of America
Since joining the organisation in 2007, Rodenbaugh has led various DFA business units, including the milk marketing, member services and global ingredient divisions. He currently serves as executive vice president, DFA, and president, council operations and ingredients solutions.
“Rick is an iconic and dynamic leader who has been instrumental in transforming DFA’s culture and business, and we will be forever grateful to him for his tremendous leadership and are proud of where we are today,” said DFA board chairman, Randy Mooney.
“In Dennis, we have a strategic leader who has a deep understanding of our family farm-owners, a strong vision for the future of DFA and a proven ability to lead.”
Rodenbaugh said: “I appreciate the opportunity to take on this leadership role for such an amazing organisation where I have the continued privilege to work with our farmer-leaders, our members and with DFA’s very talented team of management and employees, as well as our customers across the country and globally”.
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