Burkum leaves GDP in US

Donald Moore, the executive director of the Global Dairy Platform in the US, says Kevin Burkum, its chief communications officer, is leaving GDP. “Kevin has been approached with a wonderful opportunity as CEO for US Farmers and Ranchers in Action (USFRA). USFRA is a network of farmer and rancher-led organizations and food and agricultural partners that work together to address critical issues facing US agriculture and global food and renewable energy systems,” he notes.

Burkum joined GDP in 2019, working to galvanise the global dairy sector to tell its story more effectively on critical issues. He worked closely with GDP’s membership of major dairy companies and industry associations around the world to create the first global messaging playbook on sustainability for dairy and developed and implemented the most successful World Milk Day ever, which featured participation by more than 100 countries. Burkum was also a member of the leadership team that developed Pathways to Dairy Net Zero (P2DNZ) and led the initiative’s rollout during the UN Food Systems Summit. P2DNZ is now supported by more than 200 organisations, including many governments and all 10 of the largest dairy companies in the world. 

“We are grateful for Kevin’s great work and the excellent results he achieved for GDP and the global dairy sector. He will be missed, but we sincerely wish him well in his new role as CEO,” Moore adds.  

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