Wednesday, January 18, 2023
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Facility Tours
Schreiber Foods
400 North Washington Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

KI Convention Center 

333 Main Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Event Timeline:

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Schreiber Foods Facility Tours
*Facility tours are full. Please select button within registration form to be added to waitlist.

1:45 - 2:10 PM

Registration at KI Convention Center

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Professional Development Presentation

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Business Announcements

3:30 - 4:30 PM
Keynote Presentation

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Social / Dinner

CPE Credit:
Professional Development
Presentation = 1 credit

Keynote Presentation = 1 credit


Michelle Weiss
FEI Eastern Wisconsin

Schreiber Foods, Our Story & Success Principles 

Summary & Learning Objectives
Ron Dunford and Chip Smoot will tell the story of Schreiber Foods’ success and lessons learned during their journey. Learning objectives are leadership principles, success principles and ESOP structure.

Keynote Speakers

Ron Dunford
President & CEO | Schreiber Foods

Ron Dunford was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Schreiber Foods in 2019. He is Schreiber’s eighth President and CEO. Ron spent more than 35 years in the dairy industry.

Ron joined Schreiber in 1996 at the Green Bay, Wisconsin, home office. He was named a Vice President in 2000, Senior Vice President in 2002, President & COO of Schreiber Chain Sales in 2003, President & COO Operations in 2006, and President Schreiber U.S. in 2014. Additionally, Ron was elected to the Schreiber Foods Board of Directors in 2003.

Ron serves as a Board Member for the Utah State University Center for Entrepreneurship, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and International Dairy Foods Association. He also served a 2-year term as the Chairman of the National Cheese Institute. In the community, Ron is actively involved with non-profits and in serving the needs of others. He earned a B.S. in Geology from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Chip Smoot
SVP of Finance & CFO  | Schreiber Foods

Chip Smoot is Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Schreiber Foods. Chip originally joined Schreiber in 1994 as a Cost Analyst at the Carthage, Mo., plant. Prior to joining Schreiber, Chip held roles at A.O. Smith and Arthur Anderson. Beginning in 1998, Chip spent three years at Pillsbury before returning to Schreiber in 2001 as Finance Director for the Global Trade and Development division.

In 2007, Chip was named Director of Operations, Finance. In 2011, he was named Director of Bulk Cheese Sourcing and Risk Management and then Vice President of Sourcing. In 2014, Chip was named Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and became Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO in 2020.

Chip earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his MBA from Marquette University and is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.

Professional Development Presentation
Presented by Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Topic: Labor & Employment Legal Update

In this session, we’ll look back at developments in the world of labor and employment law over the last year and preview what to expect in the new year.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the top employment law developments from 2022
  • Understand federal agency priorities and activities
  • Forecast employment law trends and decisions expected in 2023


Annie L. Eiden
Shareholder | Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Annie Eiden is a shareholder serving the Green Bay and Appleton offices. She is a member of both the Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. Annie’s practice focuses on employment litigation and she serves as market leader for the Firm’s employment litigation practice group. Annie regularly represents employers in employment disputes before federal and state courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and Wisconsin Equal Rights Division. She has significant experience defending employers against wage and hour class and collective action lawsuits, as well as other multi-plaintiff discrimination and retaliation claims. Annie also maintains an active advising practice, counseling employers through discipline and termination decisions, reductions in force, employment policies, employment and separation agreements, and wage and hour issues.

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January 18, 2023 Chapter Meeting:
Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None; Field of Study: Professional Development Presentation = Business Law; Keynote Presentation = Business Management & Organization. Recommended CPE Credits: Professional Development Presentation = 1.0 credit; Keynote Presentation = 1.0 credit.
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