Tillison Exits Western Milk Producers

Jim Tillison to join NMPF staff in October as Senior Vice President.

Published on: Sep 14, 2006

The National Milk Producers Federation is hiring Jim Tillison, the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Alliance of Western Milk Producers, effective October 1st, NMPF has announced.

Tillison will serve as Senior Vice President of Special Projects for NMPF, and will be relocating to the Washington, DC, area, from California.

"We are pleased that Jim will bring his extensive experience and knowledge of the dairy industry, in particular his familiarity with the Upper Midwest and Western regions, to NMPF's members," says Jerry Kozak, President and CEO of NMPF. "Jim's background will be valuable as he works on a diverse array of assignments," Kozak says, ranging from Cooperatives Working Together, to NMPF's Environmental Task Force, to economic policy issues such as the next Farm Bill.

Tillison has worked for the Alliance of Western Milk Producers, a trade group of California dairy cooperatives, since its formation in 1991. Prior to that, he worked for the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association in Wisconsin, where he was born and raised.

The National Milk Producers Federation is based in Arlington, VA. For more on NMPF visit www.nmpf.org.