Meet Our Teams

About Us

Midwest Dairy has a staff of more than 60 employees who are proud to be working for dairy farmers founded in science and research to build trust and demand for delicious, nutritious dairy products throughout the region.

Midwest Dairy Executive Staff Molly Pelzer

Our Executive Team

  • Molly Pelzer, Chief Executive Officer
  • Brenda Goldman, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Trudy Wastweet, Chief Operating Officer

Leadership Contacts

  • Beth Bruck-Upton, Vice President, Business Unit Operations–West (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska)
  • Bridget Sheehan, Vice President, Business Unit Operations–South (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)
  • Eir Garcia Silva, Vice President, Youth, Trust
  • Jay Edenborg, Vice President, Corporate Communications
  • Julie Mattson Ostrow, Vice President, Dairy Experience, Wellness
  • Martha Kemper, Vice President, Dairy Experience, Demand
  • Melissa Young, Vice President, Business Unit Operations–East (Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois)
  • Mitch Schulte, Vice President, Ag Affairs
  • Wendy Meck, Vice President, Accounting
Contact Management Staff

Farmer Relations Staff

Our Farmers Relations staff is here to help you.

Arkansas
Stacy Dohle

Iowa
Mitch Schulte
Cynthia Hamlett

Illinois
Kendra Anderson

Kansas
Ron Grusenmeyer

Minnesota
Lucas Sjostrom
Shannon Watrin
Jenna Davis

Missouri
Stacy Dohle
Ron Grusenmeyer

Nebraska
Tracy J. Behnken

North Dakota
Char Heer

Oklahoma
Stacy Dohle

South Dakota
Tom Peterson

Contact Farmer Relations

Wellness Staff

If you have questions about expanding the availability of dairy foods in your school or would like more information about the nutrition benefits of dairy foods or how to become involved in the Fuel UP to Play 60 program, contact a member of our Wellness staff.

Demand Staff

If you would like more information about how to maximize your dairy sales at retail, contact a member of our Demand staff.

Marketing Communications Staff

If you would like information about how to participate in the national Undeniably Dairy campaign or are looking for tools and resources to more easily share information about the goodness of dairy foods with your audiences, contact a member of our Marketing Communications staff.