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Anja Raudabaugh, CEO
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Western United Dairymen has hired Anja Raudabaugh as the organization's new CEO, it announced Thursday.
Raudabaugh has been executive director of the Madera County Farm Bureau since 2011.
Before that, she was a project manager for a Fortune 500 company, and as the senior legislative assistant for Rep.
Doug Ose, when he represented California's 3rd District in Washington, D.C. Read More
June 11, 2015, Modesto, Calif. - ...
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.
Raudabaugh 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
Anja earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, and a Master of Science Degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis, with an emphasis in global pandemics and infectious diseases.
It's astonishing."-Anja Raudabaugh, ...
It's astonishing."-Anja Raudabaugh, executive director, Madera County Farm Bureau
If a pump broke in the past, farmers could usually either rely on stored water or reroute the lines to another pump, according to the Madera County Farm Bureau's executive director, Anja Raudabaugh.
But the drought has left the state with very little water in reservoirs and tanks, and groundwater is drying up fast.
Leaving just one pump out of service could compromise thousands of acres of crops, Raudabaugh
Usually thieves are just after wire or other components they can sell at recycling centers.
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The Madera County Farm Bureau
maintains an anonymous tip line and hands out "hefty" rewards to anyone who may have information that leads to a conviction, Raudabaugh
"The saddest thing is we're talking about 50 bucks worth of wire.
And it can cost us anywhere between $8-$16,000 to fix it, per pump," she