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Organic Valley Appoints Female Leaders To New VP Roles

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La Farge, Wisconsin-based Organic Valley has promoted three senior leaders: Kate Campbell, VP of business insights and data science;  Jaclyn Cardin, VP of integrated brand marketing; and Jennifer Lilla, VP of accounting and financial reporting. 

Organic Valley is the nation’s largest organic, farmer-owned cooperative and one of the world’s largest organic consumer brands.  

“These individuals have proven themselves as exceptional leaders who are deeply committed to our mission of supporting our farmer-owners with a stable, sustainable price for their hard work and dedication to organic agriculture,” said CEO Bob Kirchoff. “These promotions recognize the vital role their expertise contributes to our ability to achieve that mission.”  

With these promotions, the cooperative advances its commitment to gender equity with women holding 44 percent of upper-level leadership positions. Across the organization, women comprise nearly half of all employees. 


Kate Campbell

A 17-year veteran of Organic Valley, Campbell is a respected leader and subject area expert skilled at creating analytical frameworks and structures. In her role, she will leverage data and analytics to help the cooperative make informed, forward-looking decisions.  


Jaclyn Cardin

Cardin is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Organic Valley’s integrated marketing across the consumer journey. In her role, she oversees advertising, digital marketing, consumer communications, creative and marketing operations. She joined Organic Valley in early 2018 as director of interactive. Prior to that she held the position of senior director of digital at Devacurl, where she led strategic direction for the company’s direct-to-consumer channel. 


Jennifer Lilla

Lilla, a certified public accountant, is responsible for overseeing accounting and financial reporting, business planning, investor relations, financing and compliance for Organic Valley. Lilla joined the cooperative in July 2019; before joining, she served as a senior manager at the public accounting firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, where she provided assurance and advisory services to manufacturing and distribution clients, specializing in agribusiness and the food and beverage industry. 

Organized in 1988, Organic Valley represents more than 1,800 farmers in 34 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom and achieved $1.1 billion in 2019 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a wide range of organic dairy, egg and produce products. Milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies.

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