Board of Directors

The Great Lakes Ice Cream + Fast Food Association is governed by a board of directors that consists of 12 elected members.  The directors include a President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Immediate Past President.  Six directors are elected each year for a 2 year term; 3 supplier members and 3 store operator members.


President – Joe Watt, Cone Corral & Pizzeria
Vice President – Ryan Pfeiffer, Homemade Brand Ice Cream/UDF
Secretary/Treasurer – Cindy Bristol, Scooters Malt Shoppe & Travelling Treats
Immediate Past President – Aaron Morris, Frosty Products


Craig Christian, Frosty Boy-Watervliet
Bobby Enell, Prairie Farms
Jen McDermott, Cops & Robbers Ice Cream Shop
Kelly Rice, Trailside Treats
Mary Sowers, Ice Cream Advantage
Taynell Uren, Country Cove Store
Terry Vanderzand, BMC-POS
Troy Westendorp, MOO-ville Creamery


Aaron Morris, Cindy Bristol
Recommend annual committee budgets for the next fiscal year, monitor investments and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Ryan Pfeiffer, Aaron Morris, Mary Sowers
Set up and confirm arrangements for the Annual Convention and Trade Show.  Suggest ways in which the value created by the Convention as a whole can be enhanced for both Exhibitors and Attendees.

Welcome Reception/Live & Silent Auctions
Mary Sowers, Cindy Bristol, Tanyell Uren
Make arrangements for the reception and coordinate evening’s activities for Exhibitors and Members.  Set up and obtain items for the live and silent auction at the Convention.

Craig Christian, Jen McDermott, Tanyell Uren
Responsible to select and develop seminar topics and obtain speakers for the Annual Convention.

Fund Raising/50/50 Raffle
Kelly Rice
Plan events during the Convention or during the year to raise monies for the Ward J. Anderson Scholarship Program.

Terry Vanderzand, Bobby Enell, Troy Westendorp
Makes recommendations on recruitment and retention issues and benefits for Members.  Recruit candidates for the Board of Directors ballot to be voted on at the Annual General Membership meeting at the Annual Convention.

Marketing/Public Relations/Website
Joe Watt, Staff
Market and promote GLIC+FFA in the most effective way by developing marketing and brand recognition in marketing campaigns and materials.

Mary Sowers, Bobby Enell, Troy Westendorp
Review scholarship criteria and select winners as set forth by the Board of Directors.