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IDDBA to hire president and CEO by Aug. 1


June 26, 2014
By Bakers Journal

June 26, 20145, Madison, WI — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association expects
to have a new president and CEO in place by Aug. 1.

June 26, 20145, Madison, WI — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association expects
to have a new president/CEO in place by Aug. 1.

The search, which
started several months ago with the passing of longtime CEO and
president Carol Christison, has been narrowed to a small group of very
qualified candidates and that final interviews will take place next
month, said Bill Klump, chairman of the board and chief marketing officer for Butterball LLC, in a media statement.

“The selection of the right person to lead the IDDBA is the most
important issue we will face this year,” said Klump. “The search
has been thorough with a team comprised of current members of the
Executive Committee as well as several past Chairmen of the Board. We
are positive we will find the right person for the Association who will
help us to fulfill the IDDBA’s mission of being a relentless advocate
and resource for the dairy, deli, and bakery categories.”

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Klump also noted the retirement of longtime employee and current Sr.
VP Lucie Arendt.

“Lucie Arendt just led us through an incredibly successful Seminar
& Expo, and we will always be grateful for her efforts this year and
for the 28 years she gave the Association,” stated Klump. He went on to
say that this is an exciting time for the Association as the transition
provides another juncture to look into the mirror and prioritize new
opportunities, new initiatives, and new organizational responsibilities.