Oct. 7 2016 09:18 AM

Roscinski Joins Staff of Seven Employees to Support and Grow Dairy Industry

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The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Stephanie Roscinski as Communications and Marketing Manager, supporting the work of both the Center for Dairy Excellence and Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania. Roscinski joins a team of seven employees who empower Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and strengthen individual dairy farms with resources and support.

Roscinski, a Carlisle resident, brings more than five years of experience in communications and program management to the position. Formerly employed at Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, she graduated from Penn State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management and minors in agriculture communications and international agriculture. Roscinski was selected as the 2007 Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess and served as a state FFA officer.

As communications and marketing manager, Roscinski will lead the center and the center foundation’s branding and communications initiatives, extending the reach of the center’s messaging while encouraging greater use of center programs among dairy farm businesses and other dairy stakeholders. She will also lead the center’s efforts in supporting dairy processors in leveraging the PA Preferred Program in marketing local dairy products.

“Stephanie’s passion for agriculture and the dairy industry combined with her strong communications skills and marketing experience makes her an ideal candidate to lead our efforts in reaching dairy producers and other key stakeholders engaged in our mission,” said Jayne Sebright, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. “We are excited to have her as part of our team and look forward to broadening our efforts in supporting Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.”

Roscinski is filling a role vacated by Sebright, who was promoted to Executive Director in June. In addition to Roscinski and Sebright, five other individuals serve as part of the center staff team. Staff team members include Melissa Anderson, programs and operations manager; Mary Foote, dairy education program manager; Karen Purnell, accounting manager; Alan Zepp, dairy risk education manager; and Heidi Zimmerman, dairy program coordinator. In addition to the staff, Dr. Charlie Gardner and Donald McNutt serve as contractors for the organization, supporting dairy transition and transformation teams coordinated through the center.

The Center for Dairy Excellence staff work to achieve the center’s mission to empower the people, create the partnerships and coordinate the resources to grow dairy profitability in Pennsylvania. They also support the work of the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization intended to build long-term support for Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. The staff also foster collaboration and coordination across the dairy sectors and with key dairy partners and allies.

For more information about the Center for Dairy Excellence, the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation and its staff, visit centerfordairyexcellence.org and click on “About the CDE.” Call 717-346-0849 for more information about how Center for Dairy Excellence programs can benefit your dairy farm or business.