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Staff Moves Announced at Indiana Dairy Checkoff

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American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc., (ADAI) has announced two promotions plus an addition to its staff. These changes come just weeks after Jenni Browning moved into the CEO position for the organization, taking over for retiring Deb Osza.

Brooke Williams has been promoted to Director of Communications; Hanna Kelley, RD has been promoted to Director of Health & Wellness, and Allie Rieth joins the organization as Farmer Relations Manager.

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams joined the ADAI staff six years ago as Communications and School Wellness Manager. In this position, she led the group’s partnership with the Indianapolis Colts in the Fuel Up to Play 60 health and wellness program. In her new role, Brooke will direct program partnerships between the dairy association and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana State Fair, 500 Festival and Indianapolis Zoo, among others. She also will lead all ADAI communications including social media, traditional media and website. Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotions Management from Hastings College, and a master’s degree in English/Literature from Kansas State University. She resides in Zionsville with husband Bennett and daughter Scottie.

Hanna Kelley

Hanna Kelley previously served as ADAI Health & Wellness Manager, providing science-based dairy nutrition information to healthcare providers, schools and the community. As Director of Health & Wellness, she will continue to oversee nutrition communications and assume supervision of youth wellness initiatives including the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Hanna, a registered dietitian, is a Ball State University graduate. She is the former Executive Director for the Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in 2010 was recipient of their Emerging Dietetic Leader Award. She currently serves as chairperson for the Cardiovascular, Diabetes (and Stroke) Coalition of Indiana, and co-chairs the Healthy Schools Action Team for the Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative. She lives in Muncie with husband Trevor.

New ADAI Farmer Relations Manager is Allie Rieth. She comes to the dairy association from Indiana Farm Bureau, where she served in roles including north-central Indiana Regional Manager and Young Farmer Coordinator. Prior to her tenure with Farm Bureau, Allie worked in program development for the Animal Agriculture Alliance in Washington DC. Allie developed a passion for farming from her family, who live and farm in Elkhart County. She holds a degree in Animal Science from Purdue University and a Master’s in Strategic Communications, also from Purdue. At ADAI, she will focus on maintaining and building public confidence in the dairy industry, farmers and products, and supporting farmers in crisis preparedness and dairy promotion.

Indianapolis-based American Dairy Association Indiana is a not-for-profit promotion, communication and nutrition education organization funded by and serving the Hoosier state’s 900-plus dairy farm families. ADAI is affiliated with the National Dairy Council, a leader in dairy nutrition research, education and communications since 1915.

ADAI works closely with Indiana schools to implement Fuel Up to Play 60, a student-led health & wellness initiative designed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

Additionally, ADAI’s “Winners Drink Milk” marketing programs and various related services reach Hoosiers through social, print and radio media, special promotions and events. The Indianapolis 500 Victory Circle Bottle of Milk tradition, the Indy 500 Fastest Rookie of the Year award program, the annual Ice Cream Social on Monument Circle, and the iconic Indiana State Fair Dairy Bar represent some of the many activities sponsored or supported by ADAI.

Source: ADAI