Association Staff

A Message from the Executive Director

There’s more to growth than product sales. What WCMA members are really growing is the potential, the satisfaction, and the expertise of their people. Business success flows from focus on your team.

New generations rising through your operations was just the beginning – now you’re adapting to a workforce reshuffled by historic disruptions since March 2020.

WCMA is building capabilities alongside you, to help your business become the place people want to join, to grow in, and feel worth in their work. You have a built-in advantage: Dairy makes clean, wholesome, delicious food that feeds the world.

Together, WCMA will help you nurture your team through trainings, events, committees, and advocacyTogether, we grow.

Sincerely,

John T. Umhoefer

Staff

John Umhoefer
John Umhoefer
Executive Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Executive Director
Judy Keller
Judy Keller
Events Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Events Director
Rebekah Sweeney
Rebekah Sweeney
Senior Director, Programs & Policy Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Senior Director, Programs & Policy
Grace Atherton
Grace Atherton
Communications Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Communications Director
Danica Nilsestuen
Danica Nilsestuen
Grant & Business Programs Director Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Grants & Business Programs Director
Kirsten Strohmenger
Kirsten Strohmenger
Events Manager Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Events Manager
Caitlin Peirick
Caitlin Peirick
Events Manager Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Events Manager
Sara Schmidt
Sara Schmidt
Business & Membership Manager Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
WCMA Business & Membership Manager