WASHINGTON — The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has announced new roles and responsibilities for three members of the association’s executive team, as well as the retirement of its longtime senior vice president of finance and administration, Neil Moran. 

• Tom Wojno will add the title of chief operating officer to his current title of senior vice president, innovation and member advancement. As chief operating officer and senior vice president of innovation and member advancement, Wojno’s role expands to include management of IDFA’s financial and administrative duties, including the association's human resources and information technology, while continuing to lead the development of strategies to enhance IDFA services, expand its membership, and develop new growth opportunities.

• Becky Rasdall has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Trade and Workforce Policy. As senior vice president of trade and workforce policy, Rasdall joins IDFA’s executive team to lead IDFA’s People efforts, including the Women in Dairy initiative, as well as IDFA’s workforce-related policy portfolio. Additionally, Rasdall will continue to lead IDFA’s trade and international affairs work.  

• Colin Newman will add title of senior vice president, strategic initiatives, to his current title of chief of staff. As senior vice president of strategic initiatives and chief of staff, Newman’s role expands to include the organization’s key initiatives, program development, day-to-day operations of the Executive Office, and as strategist and consultant to colleagues and IDFA members. As IDFA’s chief of staff, Newman executes on the strategic priorities of president and chief executive officer, Michael Dykes, D.V.M, and as the executive office’s liaison with IDFA members and members of the IDFA Executive Council and Industry Segment Boards. He also leads IDFA’s NextGen Program, the IDFA Political Action Committee and all grassroots political activities.

Additionally, IDFA has announced that Neil Moran, IDFA’s senior vice president of finance and administration, has moved into a part-time role and will officially retire on June 30, 2024. Moran joined IDFA in 2007 as the association’s vice president of finance and administration and was promoted to senior vice president shortly thereafter. For many years, he led IDFA’s trade show efforts, including a successful partnership with PACK EXPO and the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI). Moran will fully retire by July 1, 2024. Many of his duties will be assumed by Wojno in his expanded role as COO.