Board of Directors

2023 Executive Committee

Kevin Schwab

Chairman

The Pictsweet Company

Bells, TN

Neil Ritchey

Chairman-Elect

InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises

Tukwila, WA

Tracy Aquila

Secretary

Southeastern Grocers

Jacksonville, FL

Mark Tarzwell

Treasurer

Ateeco Inc./Mrs. T's Pierogies

Pottsville, PA

Harris Teeter

Joey Bates

Vice Chairman-Refrigerated

Harris Teeter

Matthews, NC

Tye Anthony

Vice Chairman-Frozen

Associated Wholesale Grocers

Kansas City, KS

Joe D'Alberto

Joe D’Alberto

Immediate Past Chairman

Acosta Sales & Marketing

Charlotte, NC

Dave Jones

Past Chairman

The Dave Jones Network

Norman, OK

Bill Kitchens headshot

Bill Kitchens

General Counsel, NFRA

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Atlanta, GA

2023 Board of Directors

Tony Battaglia, Lactalis American Group, Buffalo, NY
Todd Bostian,
Lowes Foods LLC, Winston-Salem, NC
Bob Brown
, Jewel-Osco, Itasca, IL
Jim Buchta, CROSSMARK, Plano, TX
Sam Bueti
, Tropicana Brands Group, Mount Kisco, NY
Tony Caloroso
, Schraad Sales & Marketing, Kansas City, MO
Bryan Chartrand, Acosta Sales & Marketing, Jacksonville, FL
Angie Christos
, Tyson Foods, Inc., Chicago, IL
Stacy Cobb
, Kraft Heinz Company, Edmond, OK
Lauren Corprew, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
Shawn Darmody
, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Derek DeMuth
, Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., San Jose, CA
Sue Durfee, Tops Markets, LLC, Buffalo, NY
Tom Finn
, Rosina Food Products, Inc., Buffalo, NY
Kevin Herd, Danone North America, Broomfield, CO
Risa Jenkins
, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Robesonia, PA
Amanda Klane, Yasso, Inc., Boulder, CO
Bill Kynast
, Chobani Global Holdings, Inc., New York, NY
Cathy Magistrelli, Wakefern Food Corporation, Keasbey, NJ
Joe Mueller, Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, MI
David Panter, Associated Food Stores, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Tom Robaczewski, Acelerada LLC, Chicago, IL
Parag Shah, The GIANT Company, Carlisle, PA
Shannon Sherrard,
Graeter’s Ice Cream, Cincinnati, OH
Kellie Shetlar
, Conagra Brands, Chicago, IL
Ron Slominski, Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc., Bloomington, MN
Logan Underwood, Land O’Lakes Foods, Inc., Centerton, AR
Teresa Whitney, Albertsons Companies, Boise, ID
Clinton Wilson
, Sargento Foods, Plymouth, WI

Advisory Directors

Richard Akins, Harris Teeter, Matthews, NC
Carter Calico
, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Burr Ridge, IL
Tiffany Carreker, White Castle, Columbus, OH
Rob Cohen, Bozzuto’s, Inc., Cheshire, CT
Heather Cooper
, Oatly Inc., New York, NY
Eric Eichman, Tillamook, Tillamook, OR
Shannon Gilreath
, Rich’s Consumer Brands, St. Simons Island, GA
Rick Glackin
, SellEthics Marketing Group Inc., Matthews, NC
Dan Harder, On-Shelf Marketing Group, West Chester, OH
Tim Holzman
, Palermo Villa Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Kris Luckhaupt, H.P. Hood, LLC, Lynnfield, MA
Kevin Morgan, Califia Farms, Los Angeles, CA
Ross Purdy, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., Abingdon, VA
David Rosen, Coca-Cola North America, Ellicott City, MD
Angela Rosenquist, InnovAsian Cuisine, Tukwila, WA
Marty Steinmetz, United States Cold Storage, Inc., Acworth, GA
Kristen Thompson
, B&G Foods, Parsippany, NJ
Chris Wilkerson, The Pictsweet Company, Bells, TN

Council Members

Scott Klane, Daisy Brand, Rogers, AR
Dan Maloney
, Woodland Partners, Inc., Lakeland, FL
Edward McDonald
, Green Grass Foods dba nutpods, Bellevue, WA
Jessica Moore
, Hussmann Corporation, Bridgeton, MO
Jim Perillo, RDD Associates, Totowa, NJ
Trenton Potts, Campoverde, Addison, TX
Ted Yeomans, Advantage Solutions, Mashpee, MA