2017 NGA Board of Directors

Executive Committee Officers

Chairman of the Board

Bob Ling, Jr.
Unified Grocers
Commerce, CA

Immediate Past Chairman

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

Vice Chairman

Cheryl Sommer
Kaune's Neighborhood Market
Santa Fe, NM

Treasurer

Rich McMenamin
McMenamin Family ShopRite
Philadelphia, PA

Secretary

Ted Balistreri
Sendik's Food Markets
Whitefish Bay, WI

President and CEO

Peter Larkin
National Grocers Association
Arlington, VA

Executive Committee Members

Kim Eskew
Harps Food Stores, Inc.
Springdale, AR

Roger Lowe, Jr.
Lowe's Market
Lubbock, TX

David Smith
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Kansas City, KS

Jeff Reagan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Keasby, NJ

Mike Stigers
SUPERVALU, Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN

 

Board Members

Jim Badalati 
CROSSMARK
Plano, TX

Terrie Baker
Baker’s IGA
Newcomerstown, OH

Denny Belcastro
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Chicago, IL

Julie Bitter
Unilever
Charlotte, NC

Trent Brookshire
Brookshire Grocery Company
Tyler, TX

RF Buche
GF Buche Company
Wagner, SD

Nancy Chagares
Save-a-lot Food Stores
St. Louis, MO

Guy Chiarello
First Data
New York, NY

John Derderian
Allegiance Retail Services, LLC
Iselin, NJ

Kim Eskew
Harps Food Stores, Inc.
Springdale, AR

Steve Heggelke
Bozzuto's Inc.
Cheshire, CT

Derek Jones
SpartanNash
Grand Rapids, MI

Nolan Lockwood
Walla Walla’s Harvest Foods
Walla Walla, WA

Ken Nemeth
Central Grocers, Inc.
Joliet, IL

Michael Ridenour
The Kraft Heinz Company
Northfield, IL

Ray Sprinkle
URM Stores, Inc.
Spokane, WA

Jeff Strack
Strack & Van Til Market
Highland, IN

Ellie Taylor
Alabama Grocers Association
Birmingham, AL

Mike Violette
Associated Grocers of New England
Pembroke, NH 

Zulema Wiscovitch
Associated Supermarket Group
Port Washington, NY

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

Kimberly Brackett 
Brackett's Market IGA
Bath, ME

Emile Breaux
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA

Christopher Brown
C&S Wholesale Grocers
Keene, NH

Rudy Dory
Newport Avenue Market
Bend, OR

Jesse Garcia
Post Consumer Brands
Lakeville, MN

Jan Gee
Washington Food Industry Association
Olympia, WA

Tim Henderson
Henderson’s IGA, Inc. Prairie Village
Valentine, NE

Maria Kamberos
Treasure Island Foods, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Reed Kessler 
Kessler's Inc.
Aberdeen, SD

Bob McTeir
Merchants Distributors, Inc.
Hickory, NC

Christopher Miller
Associated Grocers of Florida, Inc.
Pompano Beach, FL

David Mitchell
Mitchell Grocery Corporation
Albertville, AL

Richard Morgan, Jr.
North State Grocery
Cottonwood, CA

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

David Ochs
KeHE Distributors, LLC
Romeoville, IL

Dan Shanahan
Buehler Food Markets, Inc.
Wooster, OH

Eric Stille
Nugget Market, Inc.
Woodland, CA

Mike Stigers
SUPERVALU Inc.
Eden Prairie, MN

Erick Taylor
Pyramid Foods RPCS, Inc.
Springfield, MO 

Jimmy Wright 
Wright's Market
Opelika, AL

Ex-Officio Members

Mark Batenic
IGA, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Carole Bitter
Friedman's Freshmarkets
Butler, PA

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

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

Mike Needler, Sr.
Fresh Encounter
Findlay, OH

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

Joe Sheridan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Keasbey, NJ