The Western Dairy Association Board of Directors appointed Darlene Clifford Interim CEO after the departure of former President and CEO Cindy French last week. We want to thank Cindy for her years of service and wish her the best in her future endeavors.
Clifford has been with Western Dairy since 2008 and has many years of experience managing the Western Dairy office, CEO projects and finances for the company.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of getting Western Dairy through this transition,” says Clifford. “This is a wonderful company to work for and I believe we will come through stronger than ever.”
“We are confident that Darlene will be a level-headed leader for the company during this time,” said WDA Board Chairman Rick Podtburg. “She has demonstrated great commitment to our region’s dairy farmers and I know she will serve us, as well as the WDA staff, well.”
The Western Dairy Board will begin a search for a new CEO at the appropriate time.