The American Cheese Society Welcomes New Leadership

4 years ago Jasmine Romero 1 Minute(s) to read

DENVER (April 13, 2020) – The American Cheese Society (ACS) is pleased to announce that
Karen Lundquist is joining the organization as Executive Director on April 13, 2020. She brings a
wealth of for profit and nonprofit experience with a strong focus on communication, advocacy, and

"The American Cheese Society exists, in part, to promote the unique contributions American
artisan cheesemakers have made to our industry," said Marianne Smukowski, ACS Board of
Directors President. "We're thrilled to have Karen lead ACS as we continue to support our
valued members, especially during this pandemic."

With more than 2,300 members across the Americas, the American Cheese Society has
established certifications, education, and conferences that reinforce the professionalism and
creativity of this unique industry.

“I look forward to finding opportunity and connection for those who make, distribute, and
appreciate all that our members create,” said Lundquist. “Expanding our audience and
creatively supporting our producers is a powerful vision.”

ACS, established in 1983, has long served as the unsung hero of cheese makers everywhere.
Small or large, if you are creating artisan, farmstead or specialty cheese in the US, the ACS has
been on your side. With unique education resources and certifications, ACS has raised the bar
on US cheese production. In recent years, not unlike the wine and beer industries, producers
have expanded their creativity, reaching new markets and increasing the sophistication – and
enjoyment – that palettes around the world experience.

To learn more about the American Cheese Society, visit 

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