ACS Hires Josh Hendrickson as Certification Manager

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Denver, CO (January 29, 2019) – The American Cheese Society (ACS) announces
the hire of Josh Hendrickson as its new Certification Manager. Hendrickson will
oversee the development, logistics, management, and delivery of ACS's current
and future professional certification programs, including the ACS Certified Cheese
Professional® (ACS CCP®) Exam and the ACS T.A.S.T.E. Test™.

Hendrickson comes to ACS with almost ten years of experience managing projects
and programs from inception to completion for both nonprofits and the private
sector, along with experience teaching at the college level. His lifelong passion has
been to connect people to food, as evidenced by his work for Slow Food Denver
and his selection as a delegate from the United States to the Terra Madre World Food Conference in
2014. Hendrickson earned his M.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.

“We are thrilled to have Josh join our team,” says Nora Weiser, ACS Executive Director. “Through his
unique combination of experience both as a project manager and as an educator, and his passion for
good food systems, I am confident he will serve as an invaluable asset to ACS and our certification
programs, and the community of more than 1,000 individuals who currently hold ACS credentials.”

Hendrickson looks forward to working closely with current and prospective ACS Certified Cheese
Professionals® and ACS Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluators™ (the credential given to individuals who
pass the ACS T.A.S.T.E. Test™), along with all of the volunteers who work with ACS year-round to
ensure that its certification programs operate smoothly.

“I’m so excited to join the team at ACS,” said Hendrickson. “In my short time here, I’ve already had the
chance to meet CCPs, CCSEs, and other industry professionals from around the world, and I have to
agree with the sentiment, “Cheese people are the best people!” I look forward to sharing my energy,
enthusiasm, and experience working in the realm of non-profits and food to grow and develop ACS’s
certification programs. I’m humbled by the opportunity to support this group of passionate, talented, and
driven professionals.”

ACS’s 2019 certification exams will be held on July 31, 2019 in Richmond, VA. The application period for
both exams will be open through March 31, 2019. Learn more about these exams on the ACS website.

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