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California Creamery Operators Association

124th Annual Meeting

June 24-25, 2024

at the NEW Tahoe Blue Event Center

Register Today. 

Sign up to join us June 24-25 at the new Tahoe Blue Event Center in South Lake Tahoe. Reserve your spot on the golf course or cruise! Download the flyer for an overview of this year's program. 

Hotels: A discounted group rate is available at Bally's Lake Tahoe (55 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449). This hotel shares a parking lot with the event venue. Use this group discount link to make a reservation. To make reservations by phone, call 775.588.3515 ext 3015 and provide the group code STCCO4. This room block is near capacity. 

A discounted group rate is ALSO available at Harrah's Lake Tahoe (15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449). Use this group discount link to make a reservation at Harrah's.

2024 Speakers Include...

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Michael Burdeny

President

Challenge Dairy Products, Inc.

Michael Burdeny is President of Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. -- a CA heritage brand established in 1911-- the leading butter brand in the west and a top challenger nationally. Challenge is a wholly owned subsidiary of CDI and leads the sales, marketing and distribution of its Challenge, Danish Creamery branded and private label butter at key retailers, along with other dairy products to 2,500+ foodservice accounts. Michael plays an integral role in fueling commercial growth, leading the teams responsible for innovation, marketing and sales.

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Susan Shields

VP of Marketing

Clover Sonoma 

Susan has over 35 years of experience with better-for-you foods and beverages, leading teams to deliver/exceed goals.  She has worked in a variety of companies ranging from multi-billion dollar companies to pre-revenue start-ups. Susan’s experience spans across Retail and Food Service Marketing and Business Management. Susan has a passion for health & wellness. She is committed to having a positive impact on consumers’ lives by providing great tasting and nutritional products that are produced and distributed in a sustainable way.

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Dana Coale

Deputy Administrator, Ag Marketing Service

USDA

Dana H. Coale was appointed Deputy Administrator of the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, Dairy Program, in September 2004, the first female to hold this position. Ms. Coale manages the Federal milk marketing order program, dairy market news reporting, development of dairy product standards, inspecting and grading dairy products and facilities, domestic and export auditing and accreditation services, economic and statistical analysis services and providing oversight to the Fluid Milk and Dairy Promotion and Research Programs. 

Check out the 2024 overview/prospectus, and secure your sponsorship today. 

Thank you to our growing list of 2024 sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsors

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