Sheryl MeshkeAssociated Milk Producers
Sheryl Meshke is co-president and chief executive officer of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), the largest farmer-owned cheese cooperative based in the U.S. Prior to her appointment in 2014, she served as the senior executive vice president charged with establishing strategic initiatives aimed at strengthening the performance and value of the Midwest dairy cooperative with nearly $2 billion in annual sales. Throughout her 31-year career she has held numerous positions in the company, responsible for strategic planning, public affairs, human resources and communications. Meshke holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from South Dakota State University and a master’s degree in business from the University of St. Thomas.
Year appointed: 1991