Leprino Foods is the world’s largest mozzarella cheese maker and top producer of whey protein and dairy ingredients, supplying companies around the globe. Ms. Taylor grew up on a dairy farm and has spent more
Prior to joining Leprino Foods, Ms. Taylor was a principal in a dairy economics consulting business and held various positions related to milk procurement, dairy economics, and agricultural lending. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University. Ms. Taylor retired from Leprino Foods at the end of 2020 after more than 25 years.
“For her service to our industry and to IDFA, we are proud to present Sue Taylor with the IDFA Laureate Award.”
“This is truly an amazing honor for me because it represents the culmination of a very full and satisfying career in the dairy industry,” said Taylor. “I have been privileged to have had so many fascinating opportunities to work with the great people across this wonderful industry. I appreciate this recognition and thank the IDFA members and staff for the opportunities and support throughout my career.”
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports more than 3 million jobs that generate $159 billion in wages and $620 billion in overall economic impact. IDFA’s diverse membership ranges from multinational organizations to single-plant companies, from dairy companies and cooperatives to food retailers and suppliers, all on the cutting edge of innovation and sustainable business practices. Together, they represent 90 percent of the milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and cultured products, and dairy ingredients produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. Delicious, safe and nutritious, dairy foods offer unparalleled health and consumer benefits to people of all ages.