DCHA Management Transitions to Gardner & Gardner Communications

Effective May 1, our association’s management will transition to Gardner & Gardner Communications of New Prague, Minn.

 Founded in 1996, DCHA, formerly known as the Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association, has partnered with Filament, in Madison, Wis., since 2013. Redefining the association’s focus, relevance and future vision have been the focal point of this partnership.

“DCHA is an organization in which we share tremendous passion and commitment,” says Ed Peck, Filament president and CEO. “After five years of refining the vision and value to DCHA members, the association has regained significant strength and momentum. Now is the right time for DCHA to transition to management professionals.”

In early 2018, Filament worked closely with the DCHA Board of Directors to recruit the best management company to host the association and its future goals.

 “Through a public request for proposals, the DCHA Board of Directors screened all applicants, assigned a transition recruiting committee, and selected Gardner & Gardner Communications as the best, most qualified organization,” says Lane Sollenberger, DCHA president and general manager of Dream Farms in Newburg, Pa. Gardner & Gardner Communications currently manages five other associations, mostly in the agricultural industry. The firm has managed associations for nearly 30 years.

Filament and Gardner & Gardner Communications will closely collaborate on the transition details following the annual conference April 10-12 in Milwaukee, Wis., with a unified goal of continuing DCHA’s industry momentum.