Cheryl Smith has been named CEO of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) effective August 19, 2019.
After a very successful 20-year career at Parmalat Canada, Smith recently retired from the role of general manager of the Cheese division.
In their announcement, DFO stated that “Cheryl is a highly experienced business leader with 30 years of leadership experience including a billion dollar revenue generating business.”
In addition to her work experience, Smith serves on numerous foundations, committees and boards including the Grocery Business Senior Leadership Advisory Council and has been named a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Golden Pencil Award.
In closing, the announcement said, “The DFO board is thrilled to have Cheryl join as our CEO. She is a gifted business leader who has the leadership qualities that will help us realize a dynamic profitable growing Canadian dairy industry.”