Board of Directors

2021 Executive Committee Officers

Chair of the Board

Mike Stigers
UNFI
Eden Prairie, MN

Immediate Past Chairman

Cheryl Sommer
Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
Santa Fe, NM

Vice Chairman

Ted Balistreri
Sendik’s Food Markets
Milwaukee, WI

Treasurer

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

Secretary

Jeff Reagan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Edison, NJ

President and CEO

Greg Ferrara
National Grocers Association
Washington D.C.

2021 Executive Committee Members

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

Kim B. Eskew
Harps Food Stores, Inc.
Springdale, AR

Neil Greenstein
Brookdale ShopRite
Newark, NJ

 

Gary Redner
Redner’s Markets
Reading, PA

Zulema Wiscovitch
Associated Supermarket Group
Port Washington, NY

 

2021 Board Members

John Abbene
BRdata
Melville, NY

John Akins
Akins Market
Quincy, WA

Randy Arceneaux
Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Amarillo, TX

Michele Azar
Merchant Distributors, Inc.
Hickory, NC

John Bole
Yoke’s Fresh Markets
Spokane, WA

Jennifer Bosma
Harvest Market
Fort Bragg, CA

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

Rick Brindle
Mondelez International
East Hanover, NJ

Trent Brookshire
Brookshire Grocery Company
Tyler, TX

Melissa Buonadonna-Hernandez
Buonadonna ShopRite
Bayshore, NY

Carols Castro
Todos Supermarket
Woodbridge, VA

Emily Coborn
Coborn’s, Inc.
St. Cloud, MN

Dave Conroy
Fiserv
Jersey City, NJ

Dave Davis
Utah Food Industry Association
Salt Lake City, UT

Ron Graff Jr.
Columbiana Foods Inc.
Youngstown, OH

Robert Graybill
FMS Solutions
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Winston Griffin
Laurel Grocery Co.
London, KY

Steve Heggelke
Bozzuto’s Inc.
Cheshire, CT

Paula Janssen
Janssens Fine Foods
Greenville, DE

Bob Jaskolski
T.A. Solberg Co.
Minocqua, WI

Lauren Johnson
Newport Avenue Market
Bend, OR

Reed Kessler
Kessler’s Inc.
Aberdeen, SD

Kathy Kuzava
Georgia Food Industry Association
Gmyma, GA

Manard Lagasse
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA

Kristi Magnuson Nelson
Hugo’s Family Marketplace
South Grand Forks, ND

Pete Najjar
Cardiff Seaside Market
Cardiff, CA

Michael Needler Jr.,
Fresh Encounter, Inc.
Findlay, OH

Jimmy Nichols
Houchens Industries
Bowling Green, KY

Amy Niemetscheck
Certco, Inc.
Madison, WI

Lori Raya
SpartanNash Company
Grand Rapids, MI

Mike Ridenour
The Kraft Heinz Company
Chicago, IL

Stratton Sigler
Unilever
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Jeff Strack
Strack & Van Til
Highland, IN

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

Scott Widtfelt
KeHE
Naperville, IL

Eric Winn
C&S Wholesaler
Keene, NH

Joe Wolf
Alliance Retail Group
Nashville, TN

Ex-Officio Members

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

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

John Ross
IGA, Inc.
Chicago, IL

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

Joe Sheridan
Wakefern Food Corp.
Keasbey, NJ