Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
As DFA’s executive vice president and chief of staff, Monica is responsible for a wide range of duties related to the overall success of DFA. Monica entered the dairy industry nearly 30 years ago and joined DFA’s headquarters in 2006 as vice president of corporate communications and member relations. She currently serves on DFA’s crisis preparedness team and strategic planning and policy committees. She also leads the Cooperative’s innovation efforts, including the DFA's accelerator program and DFA’s investments in ag-tech and dairy food startups. In addition, she serves on a number of industry committees and boards, including Global Dairy Platform’s marketing committee, as chair of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s communications committee and on the board of directors for the Center for Food Integrity. She also works closely with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy on crisis communications strategies.