Nicole Ayache serves as Senior Director, Sustainability Initiatives at National Milk Producers Federation. Ayache leads the FARM Environmental Stewardship and FARM Workforce Development program areas. She focuses on developing tools and resources to help U.S. dairy farms improve their environmental and labor outcomes, which in turn provides important supply chain assurances. Ayache serves on the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA) Board of Directors. She is also a member of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) Standing Committee on the Environment.
Before joining NMPF, Ayache worked as a consultant for the FARM program and for a variety of clients in the food and ag sector. She developed sustainability programs / reports, procurement policies and research studies for dairy cooperatives, environmental NGOs, and protein processors. Her experience spans multiple industries and disciplines, giving her a broad perspective on sustainability – including consulting for pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies; working at an international environmental conservation non-profit; and, serving as an internal management consultant for a leading prosecutor’s office. Ayache holds a Master of Science in Agriculture, Food and Environment from Tufts University and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale University.