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IDDBA Announces Career Advancement of Two Experienced Industry Professionals


Madison, WI — The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association congratulates the following staff members on their promotions:

jeremy johnson

Jeremy Johnson – Johnson has been promoted to Vice President of Education. He has been a vital member of the IDDBA education department for 20 years. He managed Show and Sell at the annual trade show and has focused on professional development and training program development for members. In his new role, Johnson and his team will focus on continuing and growing the educational support offered for members. He will oversee the development of original research, IDDBA Safe Food Matters! initiatives, and the scholarship programs that offer solutions to our members’ needs.

mary kay o connor

Mary Kay O’Connor – O’Connor has accepted the position of Vice President of Special Projects. She has been a dedicated member of the IDDBA for 31 years and has served in association management for 40 years. In 2016, she was recognized for her industry contributions with Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery award for Senior-Level Executives. During her time with the IDDBA, O’Connor has been instrumental in creating a full-foundation of deli, bakery, and cheese food safety programs. She will bring that expertise to her new position with developing industry certification programs and developing a plan for expanding IDDBA’s support of the dairy department.