Meet Our Staff

Susan Quarne - Publisher (email)

Susan Quarne is an experienced business publisher. Overseeing the inner workings of Cheese Market News since its inception in 1981, Susan delivers a standard of excellence unmatched elsewhere.

In a world where "content is king," Susan leads Cheese Market News in a direction to deliver the highest level of coverage and service in the cheese business. Her continued enthusiastic approach to helping grow the cheese industry is evident as Cheese Market News successfully combines serious news, analysis, attention to detail, passion and integrity week after week.

Kate Sander - Editorial Director (email)
Kate Sander, editorial director, has overseen CMN's editorial department for nearly two decades. As editorial director, Kate edits articles and guides the overall direction of news coverage as well as writes special features including the monthly Retail WATCH profile. Kate is committed to bringing CMN's readers analytical and investigative news coverage each week. Raised on a dairy farm in Oregon, Kate brings to the paper a lifelong interest in all aspects of the dairy industry. Kate is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in journalism.

Alyssa Mitchell - Managing Editor (email)
Alyssa Mitchell, CMN’s managing editor, oversees the daily operations of the editorial office, including editing, layout and market reporting. She also writes original articles and special features. Alyssa has a degree in news editing from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. While there, she worked as a reporter and copy editor on the campus newspaper. Post-college, she worked for a year at The Gazette, a group of community newspapers in Gaithersburg, Md., doing layout and copy editing. She also worked as a copy editor for the news department of the Advisory Board Company, a health care strategy firm in Washington, D.C., for two years prior to beginning her career at CMN in 2008.

Rena Archwamety - Senior Editor (email)
Rena Archwamety joined the CMN staff in May 2007. As senior editor, she researches and writes stories, maintains CMN's Facebook and Twitter presences, updates the website, prepares statistical charts, and assists with the layout process. Rena received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Carleton College in 2002 and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004.

Stephanie Awe – Assistant Editor (email)
Stephanie Awe, CMN’s assistant editor, researches and writes about events, new products and other items, updates market reports, and assists with editing, layout and web duties. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a certificate in digital studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she reported for one of its campus newspapers and its alumni magazine. She was also a research writer for Healthcare Business Insights, a best-practice research firm for the health care industry in Milwaukee, before joining the CMN team in 2016.

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