Board of Directors

2020 Executive Committee Officers

Chair of the Board

Mike Stigers
UNFI
Eden Prairie, MN

Immediate Past Chairman

Cheryl Sommer
Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
Santa Fe, NM

Vice Chairman

Ted Balistreri
Sendik’s Food Markets
Milwaukee, WI

Treasurer

David E. Smith
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Kansas City, KS

Secretary

Jeff Reagan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Edison, NJ

President and CEO

Greg Ferrara
National Grocers Association
Arlington, VA

2020 Executive Committee Members

John T. Derderian
Allegiance Retail Services, LLC
Iselin, NJ

Kim B. Eskew
Harps Food Stores, Inc.
Springdale, AR

Roger Lowe, Jr.
Pay and Save, Inc. dba Lowe’s
Littlefield, TX

Richard E. Morgan Jr.
North State Grocery Inc. dba Holiday Market/Sav Mor Foods
Cottonwood, CA

Zulema Wiscovitch
Associated Supermarket Group
Port Washington, NY

 

2020 Board Members

John Abbene
BRdata
TX Melville, NY

John Akins
Akins Market
Quincy, WA

Randy Arceneaux
Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Amarillo, TX

Jay Ard
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, GA

Neal Berube
Associated Food Stores, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

Jennifer Bosma
Harvest Market
Fort Bragg, CA

John Bole
Yoke’s Fresh Markets
Spokane, WA

Kimberly M. Brackett
Brackett’s Market IGA
Bath, ME

Trent Brookshire
Brookshire Grocery Company
Tyler, TX

David Bullard
Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Co.
Bessemer, AL

Joe Cavaliere
C&S Wholesaler
Keene, NH

Emily Coborn
Coborn’s, Inc.
St. Cloud, MN

Dave Conroy
Fiserv
Jersey City, NJ

Dave Davis
Utah Food Industry Association
Salt Lake City, UT

Ron Graff Jr.
Columbiana Foods Inc.
Youngstown, OH

Neil Greenstein
Brookdale/Newark ShopRite
Newark, NJ

Winston Griffin
Laurel Grocery Co.
London, KY

Steve Heggelke
Bozzuto’s Inc.
Cheshire, CT

Michelle Hurd
Iowa Grocery Industry Association
Urbandale, IA

Paula Janssen
Janssens Fine Foods
Greenville, DE

Bob Jaskolski
T.A. Solberg Co.
Minocqua, WI

Lauren Johnson
Newport Avenue Market
Bend, OR

Reed Kessler
Kessler’s Inc.
Aberdeen, SD

Amy Kirtland
KeHE Distributors
Naperville, IL

Kristi Magnuson Nelson
Hugo’s Family Marketplace
South Grands Forks, ND

Bob McTeir
Merchants Distributors, LLC
Hickory, NC

Brian Moyer
Freshop
Rochester, NY

Pete Najjar
Cardiff Seaside Market
Cardiff, CA

Michael Needler Jr.,
Fresh Encounter, Inc.
Findlay, OH

Amy Niemetscheck
Certco, Inc.
Madison, WI

Tony Patrignelli
Unilever
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Eligio Pena
Compare Foods
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Kevin Proctor
Save-A-Lot
Earth City, MO

Lori Raya
SpartanNash Company
Grand Rapids, MI

Gary Redner
Redner’s Markets
Reading, PA

Art Rosenberg
PepsiCo, Inc.
White Plains, NY

Jeff Strack
Strack & Van Til
Highland, IN

Michael J. Violette
Associated Grocers of New England, Inc.
Pembroke, NH

Joe Wolf
Alliance Retail Group
Nashville, TN

Ex-Officio Members

J.H. Campbell, Jr.
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA

Chris Coborn
Coborn’s, Inc.
St. Cloud, MN

Michael S. Needler, Sr.
Fresh Encounter
Findlay, OH

Rich Niemann, Jr.
Niemann Foods, Inc.
Quincy, IL.

John Ross
IGA, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Steve Smith
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
Abingdon, VA

Joe Sheridan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Keasbey, NJ