Geri Berdak named new CEO of The Dairy Alliance

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Via an email announcement from Glen Easter, the President of The Dairy Alliance, the southeast dairy organization has named Geri Berdak, as their new CEO.
She has previously worked with the St Louis Dairy Council, and was with the Dairy Innovation Center at DMI from 2012-15.
Following is the complete announcement:
“We are pleased to announce that after a nationwide search by Fred Pabst with the search firm Herd Freed Hartz, The Dairy Alliance board has selected a new CEO, Geri Berdak, who will be starting September 1, 2020.
 
“Geri is an executive known for delivering strategic growth for non-profit organizations, CPG and ingredient companies in the wellness marketplace. She holds unique combination of nutrition, marketing and business aptitude and a genuine passion improving people’s lives. Her professional experience in the dairy industry started with her position as a nutritionist and educator for the St. Louis Dairy Council.  
 
She has extensive knowledge in the food and beverage industry holding positions with PepsiCo, Kerry’s, Isagenix, and served as Senior VP, Nutrition Strategy and Business Development with the U.S. Dairy Innovation Center at DMI from 2012-2015. Most recently she created the Cloverquest Group LLC, a marketing consulting group in Chandler, AZ.

Geri has an Master’s of Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Food & Nutrition from Missouri State University.

Our interim CEO, Molly Szymanski, will work closely with Geri to ensure a smooth transition.”

The Dairy Alliance is a dairy promotion organization based in Atlanta, Georgia.  The organization is funded by checkoff monies which are deducted from the milk checks of dairy farmers.
Ms. Berdak can be found on Twitter with the handle of @nutriagirl.
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