Board of Directors

2018-2019 Executive Committee

Dave Jones headshot

Dave Jones

Chairman

Kellogg Company

Norman, OK

Joe D'Alberto headshot

Joe D’Alberto

Chairman-Elect

Acosta Sales & Marketing Co.

Charlotte, NC

Steve Mayle

Vice Chairman-Frozen

General Mills

Golden Valley, MN

Bob Knodle headshot

Bob Knodle

Vice Chairman-Refrigerated

H.P. Hood, LLC

Lynnfield, MA

Neil Ritchey headshot

Neil Ritchey

Secretary

Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc.

Ontario, CA

Ray Tarnowski headshot

Ray Tarnowski

Treasurer

Philadelphia Warehousing & Cold Storage

Philadelphia, PA

Joe Kent headshot

Joe Kent

Convention Chairman

InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises

Round Rock, TX

John Farmer headshot

John Farmer

Immediate Past Chairman

Dairy Farmers of America

Kingswood, TX

Joy Sgro headshot

Joy Sgro

Past Chairman

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Robesonia, PA

Bill Kitchens headshot

Bill Kitchens

General Counsel, NFRA

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Atlanta, GA

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Scott Anderson, Alliance Sales & Marketing, Charlotte, NC
John Arnold, Sargento Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Joey Bates, Harris Teeter, LLC, Matthews, NC
Bob Bollbach, RDD Associates, LLC, Totowa, NJ
David Bray, Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, AR
Rob Cohen, Bozzuto’s, Inc., Cheshire, CT
Kristina Cole, Danone North America, Broomfield, CO
Diana Curtis, Grocery Outlet, Inc., Emeryville, CA
George Denman, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Cincinnati, OH
Michelle Dorin, Weis Markets, Inc., Sunbury, PA
Mark Harvey, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), Kansas City, KS
Tony Hatok, Giant Eagle Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Dave Howlett, Wakefern Food Corporation, Keasbey, NJ
Risa Jenkins, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Robesonia, PA
Joe Kent, InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises, Tukwila, WA
Randall King, Lowes Food Stores Inc., Winston-Salem, NC
Tim McNamara, Southeastern Grocers, Jacksonville, FL
Mark Meyer, Wells’ Enterprises, Inc., Le Mars, IA
Jim Motos, Rich’s Consumer Brands, St. Simons Island, GA
Jeff Nelson, IMPACT Group, Phoenix, AZ
Dan Nolan, Stremicks Heritage Foods, LLC, Santa Ana, CA
Mike O’Donnell, Supervalu – West Region, Commerce, CA
Paul Peterson, Lactalis American Group, Buffalo, NY
Trenton Potts, Daisy Brand, Dallas, TX
Mike Ridenour, Kraft Heinz Company, Chicago, IL
Chris Scheid, Land O’ Lakes Foods, Inc., Edina, MN
Ron Slominski, Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc., Bloomington, MN
Marcelle Smalley, Kemps, LLC, Tampa, FL
Marty Steinmetz, United States Cold Storage, Inc., Acworth, GA
Joe Tuza, T. Marzetti Company, Westerville, OH
Teresa Whitney, Albertsons Companies, Boise, ID

Advisory Directors

Bob Brown, Jewel-Osco, Itasca, IL
Jim Buchta, CROSSMARK, Plano, TX
Tony Caloroso, Schraad & Assoc., Kansas City, MO
JD Dalton, Crystal Farms, Minnetonka, MN
Sue Durfee, Tops Markets, LLC, Buffalo, NY
Tom Finn, Rosina Food Products, Inc., Buffalo, NY
Jordan Greenberg, B&G Foods Inc., Parsippany, NJ
Chris Groll, Florida’s Natural Growers, Upland, CA
Bill Kynast, Chobani Global Holdings, Inc., Ridgefield, CT
Dan Maloney, Woodland Partners, Inc., Lakeland, FL
Jim Morano, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Berkeley, CA
Rick Mueller, Bridgford Foods Corporation, Anaheim, CA
Matt O’Hare, JOH, Billerica, MA
Philip Payment, Floco Foods, Inc. (W. Lee Flowers & Co., Inc.), Scranton, SC
Tom Robaczewski, Bays Bakery, Inc., Chicago, IL
Mike Ryan, Eastern Frosted and Refrigerated Foods Association, Wanaque, NJ
Mark Tarzwell, Ateeco Inc./Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Pottsville, PA

Council Members

Joe Anderson, Raymundo’s Food Group LLC, Dundalk, MD
Tom DeTrempe, PepsiCo Beverages & Foods, Chicago, IL
Brian Haley, Burris Logistics, New Castle, DE
Jessica Moore, Hussmann Corporation, Bridgeton, MO
Kevin Schwab, Pictsweet Company, Bells, TN
John Watson, Braswell Family Farms, Nashville, NC
Ted Yeomans, Advantage Solutions, Irvine, CA