Anderson Erickson Dairy

James W. Erickson is the Chairman and CEO of Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines, one of the largest of the few remaining independent dairies in the country. He also provides management to several family farms located near Des Moines.

A graduate of East High School in Des Moines, Erickson received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in 1958. He is the Past Chairman and member of the Executive Committee for the Milk Industry Foundation in Washington, D.C., as well as the Past Chairman of the International Dairy Foods Association. He is the treasurer of the Iowa Dairy Foods Association. He acts as board member of the Des Moines International Airport and the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors for Wells Fargo Bank, Des Moines. Erickson is the Past President of the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, Honorary Board Member of the Des Moines Civic Center and member of the Des Moines Rotary Club. He is the Past Treasurer and current committee member of the Iowa Prayer Breakfast, treasurer of the Face It Together Coalition and the Past President of the East High Alumni Association. In 1995, Erickson was the local honoree for the National Conference for Community and Justice.