Board of Directors

2021 Executive Committee

NFRA Chairman Joe D'Alberto

Joe D’Alberto

Chairman

Acosta Sales & Marketing

Charlotte, NC

Kevin Schwab

Chairman-Elect

The Pictsweet Company

Bells, TN

Steve Mayle

Vice Chairman-Frozen

General Mills

Golden Valley, MN

Bob Knodle headshot

Bob Knodle

Vice Chairman-Refrigerated

H.P. Hood, LLC

Lynnfield, MA

John Arnold

Secretary

Sargento Foods, Inc.

Plymouth, WI

Mark Tarzwell

Treasurer

Ateeco Inc./Mrs. T's Pierogies

Pottsville, PA

Neil Ritchey

Convention Chairman

InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises

Round Rock, TX

Dave Jones

Immediate Past Chairman

Kellogg Company (Retired)

Norman, OK

John Farmer

Past Chairman

Dairy Farmers of America

Kingswood, TX

Bill Kitchens headshot

Bill Kitchens

General Counsel, NFRA

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Atlanta, GA

2021 Board of Directors

Tye Anthony, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), Kansas City, KS
Joey Bates, Harris Teeter, LLC, Matthews, NC
Bob Bollbach, RDD Associates, LLC, Totowa, NJ
Bob Brown, Jewel-Osco, Itasca, IL
Tony Caloroso, Schraad Sales & Marketing, Kansas City, MO
Anie Christos, Tyson Foods, Inc., Chicago, IL
Rob Cohen
, Bozzuto’s, Inc., Cheshire, CT
Kristina Cole, Danone North America, Broomfield, CO
Derek DeMuth, Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., San Jose, CA
George Denman, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Cincinnati, OH
Tom DeTrempe, PepsiCo Beverages & Foods, Dallas, TX
Sue Durfee, Tops Markets, LLC, Buffalo, NY
Tom Finn
, Rosina Food Products, Inc., Buffalo, NY
Chris Groll
, Florida’s Natural Growers, Upland, CA
Brian Haley, Burris Logistics, Drexel Hill, PA
Risa Jenkins
, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Robesonia, PA
Randall King, Lowes Foods LLC, Winston-Salem, NC
Bill Kynast, Chobani Global Holdings, Inc., New York, NY
Cathy Magistrelli, Wakefern Food Corporation, Keasbey, NJ
Jim Motos, Rich’s Consumer Brands, St. Simons Island, GA
Joe Mueller, Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, MI
Jeff Nelson, IMPACT Group, Boise, ID
Matt O’Hare, JOH, Billerica, MA
David Panter, Associated Food Stores, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Paul Peterson, Lactalis American Group, Buffalo, NY
Tom Robaczewski, Acelerada LLC, Chicago, IL
Kellie Shetlar, Conagra Brands, Chicago, IL
Ron Slominski, Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc., Bloomington, MN
Greg Somerville, Land O’Lakes Foods, Inc., Arden Hills, MN
Marty Steinmetz
, United States Cold Storage, Inc., Acworth, GA

Advisory Directors

Tracy Aquila, Southeastern Grocers, Jacksonville, FL
Karen Brassel, The Giant Company, Carlisle, PA
Jim Buchta, CROSSMARK, Plano, TX
Carter Calico, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Burr Ridge, IL
Heather Cooper, Oatly Inc., New York, NY
Rick Glackin, SellEthics Marketing Group Inc., Matthews, NC
Jordan Greenberg
, B&G Foods Inc., Parsippany, NJ
Tim Holzman, Palermo Villa Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Amanda Klane, Yasso, Inc., Boulder, CO
Tom Lavery, Wunder Creamery, New York, NY
Kris Luckhaupt, H.P. Hood, LLC, Lynnfield, MA
Dan Maloney, Woodland Partners, Inc., Lakeland, FL
Ross Purdy, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., Abingdon, VA
Mike Ridenour, Kraft Heinz Company, Chicago, IL
Tom Rowe, Bel Brands, Chicago, IL
Tim Ryan
, Albertsons Southwest, Phoenix, AZ
John Watson, Braswell Family Farms, Nashville, NC

Council Members

Tony Hatok, Giant Eagle Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Jessica Moore, Hussmann Corporation, Bridgeton, MO
Trenton Potts, Daisy Brand, Dallas, TX
Ted Yeomans, Advantage Solutions, Mashpee, MA