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ADSA selects new executive director

Article-ADSA selects new executive director

Jerry Bowman brings award-winning ability to communicate importance of science to multiple audiences.

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) has selected Jerry Bowman as its new executive director. Bowman, who currently serves as executive director of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, will start work at ADSA on September 13, 2021.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Jerry aboard,” said ADSA President Paul Kindstedt. “Along with a wealth of experience in association management, Jerry brings an award-winning ability to communicate the importance of science to multiple audiences. He also brings expertise in diversity and inclusion, educational content creation to attract students and early career individuals, and a global perspective through international partnerships. We believe his ability to work with a variety of stakeholders combined with his positive perspective will serve our association with distinction.”

In his current role at the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, Bowman is responsible for the trade association’s overall strategy, staff management, and operations. Prior to this position, he served as vice president of communications at the Institute of Food Technologists, with strategic oversight of marketing, media relations, organizational communications, and publishing. He also held positions as senior director of corporate communications at NSF International, vice president of the Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships Foundation, director of public relations at the High Scope Educational Research Foundation, and director of public relations at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Bowman holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University.

“It’s a great honor to serve as ADSA’s next executive director, and I truly look forward to working closely with the Board and all members to advance the association’s mission and strategic plan in the years ahead,” said Bowman. “There’s an incredible opportunity to share the story of ADSA members and the dairy industry so that everyone has a greater understanding of the critical role that dairy science plays in fulfilling the needs of a growing world population.”

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