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International Dairy Deli Bakery Association welcomes new membership director

January 12, 2024
By Bakers Journal

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Madison, Wis. — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association has announced Kristan (Kris) Neilson as its new membership director.

Neilson comes to IDDBA from the Wisconsin Grocers Association where she held the vice-president of events role. Additionally, her background includes roles for Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the insurance, hospitality and sales industries.

“2024 kicks off IDDBA’s 60th anniversary. Welcoming Kris to the IDDBA team is the perfect way to start the celebration,” said David Haaf, IDDBA president and CEO. In addition to Neilson’s comprehensive retail and association management experience, Haaf noted that her work in member relations and consumer science will allow the association to better serve current members and naturally grow both member base and value.

“It is really exciting to join the IDDBA team at such a pivotable time. I look forward to working with our 1,200 strong member community of retailers, manufacturers and solution-oriented entities that work daily to serve those in our key focus areas of dairy, deli, bakery, and foodservice,” Neilson said, adding that she is anticipating IDDBA 2024 in Houston June 9-11.

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