Davis, Ca – June 13, 2018

The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Denise Mullinax as Interim Executive Director of CDRF, effective May 16, 2018.Denise Mullinax

“We are confident that Denise will provide strong leadership and organization during this time of transition following the passing of Dr. Gonca Pasin and until the appointment of a new Executive Director,” said Richard Wagner, Chairman of the Board, CDRF.

Denise brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the dairy industry,12 of those as the Assistant Director of the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP), which is a CDRF-funded program. Having first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing the California dairy industry from the farm to the consumer, as well as years of successful team management and producer education and interface, Denise is well-positioned to lead CDRF through this transition period. She will continue her duties as Assistant Director of CDQAP, an important position to our California dairy producers.

“We would like to thank Denise for taking on this role, and we thank our staff for their professionalism and additional efforts during what has been a challenging time,” said Rich, on behalf of the Board. “Our commitment is to maintain our high standards in continuing to select and manage research that is relevant and beneficial to the California dairy industry, which strives to continuously better itself through its dedication to innovation, conservation, and economic contribution.”

About the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF): CDRF is an independent nonprofit public benefit foundation whose mission is to lead and deliver the best research and science-based programs to support an innovative and sustainable California dairy industry. For more information about CDRF and the research it supports, visit www.cdrf.org.