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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.


Alyssa Mitchell - Editor in Chief (email)
Alyssa Mitchell, CMN’s editor in chief, 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 - Managing Editor (email)
Rena Archwamety joined the CMN staff in May 2007. As managing editor, she writes and edits news and original feature articles, including CMN’s exclusive monthly Retail WATCH profile. Rena also covers international and food safety issues, updates CMN's website and assists with the layout process. Rena received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Carleton College and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She worked as a copy editor for Carleton's The Carletonian and as a food and science reporter for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s The Daily Cardinal. She also completed internships at The Kearney Hub in Kearney, Nebraska, and Muse Magazine in Chicago. Prior to joining CMN, Rena worked as a freelance writer for local and national publications.

Kate Sander - Editorial Consultant (email)
Kate Sander, editorial consultant, has been involved with every aspect of CMN's editorial department since joining the company in 1995. For the past 24 years, she has focused on bringing analytical and investigative news coverage to CMN's readers each week and building relationships throughout the industry. Having grown up on a dairy farm, Kate has appreciated cows and cheese from a young age. Her care for the industry and journalistic expertise contribute to CMN's continual growth in content quality and reader engagement. Kate holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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