OTTAWA, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Caroline Emond as Executive Director effective January 19, 2015. Ms. Emond is a lawyer and well established lobbyist with over 20 years of experience in Canadian, American and European political and legislative systems as well as international trade rules.
Ms. Emond has also worked for Dairy Farmers of Canada from 1998 to 2006, first as Assistant Director, International Trade and then as Permanent Representative for the supply management organizations (SM5) at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. She worked in the private sector for five years and is currently serving as the Head of the Quebec General Delegation in Brussels.
"We are very excited to have Ms. Emond on our team. She will bring her knowledge from both the public and private sector to our organization. Having worked both in Canada and internationally, her skills, leadership and experience are what our industry needs in a senior spokesperson at this time," said Wally Smith, President.
"I am very proud to join an organization that demonstrates leadership and commitment to a modern, caring, responsible sector that brings a major contribution to the Canadian economy," said Ms. Emond. "I know there are many challenges ahead, but I am confident that together, we will ensure a prosperous and stable future for the Canadian dairy industry."
About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Run for farmers by farmers, Dairy Farmers of Canada is the voice of Canadian dairy farmers. It is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada's farmers living on 12,529 dairy farms. Dairy Farmers of Canada strives to create stable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry, today and in the future. It works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy farmers and promote dairy products and their health benefits.
Image with caption: "DFC's new Executive Director Caroline Emond. (CNW Group/Dairy Farmers of Canada (Corporate))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141124_C5885_PHOTO_EN_8439.jpg
SOURCE: Dairy Farmers of Canada (Corporate)
For further information: Geneviève Latour, Dairy Farmers of Canada, 514-231-6386, [email protected]