IDFA Announces Inaugural NextGen Leadership Class, Prepares Future Leaders for Dairy Industry / Source: International Dairy Foods Association
WASHINGTON – The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced the roster of the inaugural NextGen Leadership Class, a group of 13 up-and-coming professionals in the dairy industry who have been identified by their companies as tomorrow’s industry leaders. “The future of the dairy industry is only as strong as the people who work for the industry today,” said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO. “That’s why I’m so proud of this inaugural NextGen Leadership Class—they represent some of the best and brightest young leaders making a difference for dairy today, and IDFA’s NextGen Program will prepare them to lead our industry into a new era.” The NextGen Leadership Program was designed to support, guide and prepare mid-senior level dairy industry professionals who are ready to take the next step in their leadership journey. The year-long program will equip participants with the next level of skills required to conquer business demands today and in the future. Participants will build and expand relationships with their peers, hone leadership skills, and acquire advanced advocacy skills for the dairy industry. The program focuses on three core areas: advocacy, education, and networking.