2018 NGA Board of Directors

Executive Committee Officers

Chair of the Board

Cheryl Sommer
Kaune's Neighborhood Market
Santa Fe, NM

Immediate Past Chairman

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

Vice Chairman

Mike Stigers
SUPERVALU, INC.
Eden Prairie, MN

Treasurer

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

Secretary

Ted Balistreri
Sendik's Food Markets
Milwaukee, WI

President and CEO

Peter Larkin
National Grocers Association
Arlington, VA

Executive Committee Members

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

Jeff Reagan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Edison, NJ

Board Members

Jay Ard
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, GA

Terrie Baker
Baker’s IGA
Newcomerstown, OH

Denny Belcastro
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Rosemont, IL

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

Jennifer Bosma
Harvest Market
Fort Bragg, CA

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

Trent Brookshire
Brookshire Grocery Company
Tyler, TX

RF Buche
GF Buche Company
Wagner, SD

David Bullard
Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Company
Bessemer, AL

Guy Chiarello
First Data
New York, NY

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

Rudy Dory
Newport Avenue Market
Bend, OR

Jesse R. Garcia
Post Consumer Brands
Lakeville, MN

Ron Graff, Jr.
Columbiana Foods, Inc. 
Youngstown, OH

Jan Gee
Washington Food Industry Association
Olympia, WA

Neil Greenstein
Brookdale/Newark ShopRite
Newark, NJ

Winston Griffin
Laurel Grocery Co.
London, KY

Steve Heggelke
Bozzuto's Inc.
Cheshire, CT

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

Michelle Hurd
Iowa Grocery Industry Association
Urbandale, IA

 

Reed Kessler 
Kessler's Inc.
Aberdeen, SD

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

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

Bob McTeir
Merchants Distributors, LLC
Hickory, NC

David Mitchell
Mitchell Grocery Corporation
Albertville, AL

Brian Moyer
Freshop
Rochester, NY

David Ochs
KeHE Distributors, LLC
Naperville, IL

Eligio Pena
Compare Foods
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Larry Pierce
SpartanNash Company
Grand Rapids, MI

Kevin Proctor
Save-A-Lot
Earth City, MO

Art Rosenberg
PepsiCo, Inc. 
White Plains, NY

Daniel Shanahan
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Wooster, OH

Eric Stille
Nugget Market, Inc.
Woodland, CA

Ray Sprinkle
URM Stores, Inc.
Spokane, WA

Jeff Strack
Strack & Van Til
Highland, IN

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

Zulema Wiscovitch
Associated Supermarket Group
Port Washington, NY

Joe Wolf
Alliance Retail Group
Nashville, TN

 

 

Ex-Officio Members


Carole F. Bitter, Ph.D
Friedman's Freshmarkets
Butler, PA

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

John Ross
IGA, Inc.
Chicago, IL

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

Joe Sheridan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Keasbey, NJ