At the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) annual reorganization meeting held in Marshfield, WMMB directors elected a new slate of officers for Fiscal Year 2014, which began July 1, 2013 and concludes June 30, 2014.
Connie Seefeldt, a dairy producer from Coleman was re-elected as Board Chair. Other elected officers include: Kay Zwald (Hammond), Vice Chair; Steven Sternweis (Marshfield), Secretary; and Jay Stauffacher (Darlington), Treasurer. Also serving on the seven-person Executive Committee are Lanette Harsdorf (Beldenville), Communications Committee Chair; Ken Heiman (Marshfield), Channel Management Committee Chair; and Vivian Thompson (Cadott), Policy/Bylaw Committee Chair.
During the meeting, directors were also assigned to one of the organization's two standing committees. Members of the Communications Committee include: Lanette Harsdorf (Beldenville), Chair; Dave Bangart (Greenwood), Mary Cook (Wilton), Rosalie Geiger (Reedsville), Tina Hinchley (Cambridge), Lyle Jensen (Amery), Patricia Kling (Taylor), Mark Leder (Gleason), Steven Sternweis (Marshfield), Jeff Strassburg (Wittenberg), Vivian Thompson (Cadott), and Kay Zwald (Hammond).
Members of the Channel Management Committee include: Ken Heiman (Marshfield), Chair; Stacy Eberle (Monroe), Sharon Laubscher (Wonewoc), Robert Letter (Seymour), Sarah Lloyd (Wisconsin Dells), John Pagel (Kewaunee), Ben Peterson (Grantsburg), David Schmitz (Fond du Lac), Jay Stauffacher (Darlington), Dean Strauss (Sheboygan Falls), Mary Wackershauser (Lancaster), and Kevin Walleser (De Soto).
Two WMMB directors were chosen to represent Wisconsin's dairy producers in other industry organizations. Dave Bangart was elected to serve as chair of the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) liaison committee, and Jay Stauffacher was elected to serve as WMMB's representative on the board of directors of the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA).
The WMMB Board of Directors is comprised of 25 dairy farmers who are elected by their peers for three-year terms. WMMB's directors set policies and procedures, supervise business affairs and approve annual budgets. For more information about WMMB programs and promotions, visit www.WMMB.com.