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WMMB Board of Directors Elects Leadership

Stauffacher re-elected chairman.

Jay Stauffacher, a dairy producer from Darlington, was re-elected chairman of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) at its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday. Stauffacher's term is for the 2009 Fiscal Year which began July 1, 2008 and concludes June 30, 2009.

Connie Seefeldt, Coleman, was re-elected vice chairperson, and Ed Jasurda, Phillips, was elected Secretary. Romona Averbeck, Fond du Lac, was elected Treasurer. Also serving on the seven-person Executive Committee are Channel Management Committee Chair Ken Heiman, Marshfield; Communications Committee Chair, Lanette Harsdorf, Beldenville; and Policy/Bylaw Committee Chair Patricia Boettcher, Bloomer.

During the reorganization meeting each of the 25 dairy producer Board Directors was assigned to one of WMMB's two standing committees.

Members of the Channel Management Committee include: Chairperson Ken Heiman, Marshfield; Patricia Boettcher, Bloomer; Roger Buresh, Luxemburg; Bill Herr, Greenwood; Ed Jasurda, Phillips; Sharon Laubscher, Wonewoc; Robert Letter, Seymour; Ben Peterson, Grantsburg; Connie Seefeldt, Coleman; Mary Wackershauser, Lancaster; Judy Wubbenhorst, Westby; and Kay Zwald, Hammond.

Members of the Communications Committee include: Chairperson Lanette Harsdorf, Beldenville; Romona Averbeck, Fond du Lac; Mark Christenson, Lake Mills; Sandra Cihlar, Mosinee; Mary Cook, Wilton; Rosalie Geiger, Reedsville; Lyle Jensen, Amery; Patricia Kling, Taylor; Jim Stemper, Plymouth; Don Robaidek, Pulaski; Stacy Eberle, Monroe and Sarah Lloyd, Wisconsin Dells.

In addition, three WMMB Directors were chosen to represent Wisconsin's dairy producers in other industry organizations. Mark Christenson was re-elected to serve as WMMB's representative on the board of directors of the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA). Don Robaidek was selected to serve as chair of the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) liaison committee; and Mary Wackershauser will serve as WMMB's representative to the Chicago division of the Midwest Dairy Association (MDA).

The WMMB Board of Directors is comprised of 25 dairy producer-directors who set WMMB policies and procedures, supervise business affairs and approve annual budgets. For more information about WMMB programs and promotions, visit

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