Dairy West expands innovation partnerships team

Liz Miles recently joined Dairy West as innovation partnerships manager. Based out of the organization's Meridian, Idaho, headquarters, Miles works with retailers and foodservice companies to promote the sales and consumption of dairy foods and battle food insecurity.

"We're very excited to have Liz on our team," Dairy West senior vice president of innovation partnerships Jenn Nelson said. "Liz comes to us with a lot of experience in some areas that we've been lacking. Her background will prove invaluable as she works to deepen relationships with our partners in the retail and foodservice sectors to elevate dairy sales, in addition to creating awareness around sustainability and social responsibility efforts related to hunger."

Prior to joining Dairy West, Miles served as assistant sales manager at Albertsons and Lucerne Foods, where she sold the plant's extra capacity to other food and beverage businesses. She joined Albertsons in 2015 as an account sales coordinator for its self-manufacturing operations after working as a sales coordinator at Syringa Networks. Miles also served in the Oklahoma National Guard as a supply NCO. She earned a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies with a minor in business from Boise State University.

Dairy West is a regional dairy promotion organization established in 2017 to represent dairy farmers, processors, and supply chain partners in Idaho and Utah. A Qualified Program regulated by the USDA National Dairy Promotion & Research Board, the 501(c)(6) organization raises awareness of the importance of dairy farming, promotes the health and nutritional benefits of dairy foods, and encourages global demand for Idaho and Western U.S. dairy foods through coordinated marketing and communications efforts, nutrition counseling, and research programs. Visit DairyWest.com for more information.

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