June 11, 2015, Modesto, Calif. - - After a thorough recruitment process, the leadership of Western United Dairymen
(WUD) has selected Anja Raudabaugh
as the organization's new CEO.
will officially begin her
role in late July.
"We are pleased to welcome Anja to the Western United family," said Frank Mendonsa, WUD President.
"The quality of the final candidates speaks volumes to both the reputation of our organization and ultimately, Anja
as our excellent hire.
I look forward to the fresh perspective, valuable experience and superior personal characteristics she
will offer our membership as the new CEO."
Raudabaugh comes to WUD from the Madera County Farm Bureau where she has served as the Executive Director since 2011.
Prior to her role at the Farm Bureau, she worked as a Project Manager for a Fortune 500 Company, and as the Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Doug Ose, representing California's 3rd District in Washington D.C.
A graduate of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Raudabaugh earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Master of Science Degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis, with an emphasis in global pandemics and infectious diseases.
"I am honored and extremely humbled to be accepted into the role of CEO with Western United Dairymen
It will be my privilege to grow the organization and expand our members global opportunities; along with maintaining our vision and way of life," said Raudabaugh