NGA Staff

Office of the President

Greg Ferrara

President & CEO


Laura Strange

Chief Communications & Engagement Officer and Senior Vice President

Jonathan Downey

Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President

Chris Jones

Chief Government Relations Officer & Counsel and Senior Vice President

Anita Nuñez Cepollaro

Vice President, Business Development

Stephanie Johnson

Vice President, Government Relations

Jim Dudlicek

Managing Editor & Content Strategist

Eric Payne

Senior Manager, Communications

LaKesha Gathers-Flowers

Senior Manager, Executive Office and Board Liaison

Marvelle Wright

Manager, Accounting Transactions and Member Support

Max Wengroff

Manager of Government Relations & Membership

Julia Landcastle

Coordinator of Political & Government Relations

NGA Foundation

Kari Wolkwitz

Project Manager

Gabrielle Rumney

Project Coordinator

Brielle Underwood

Project Director

Chelsea Matzen

Vice President, Foundation

Kelly Hanson

Senior Project Manager

Josh Anderegg

Project Director

Become a Member

NGA is the only national trade association dedicated solely to the needs of independent, community-focused grocery retailers and operators. For nearly 40 years, NGA has had privilege to serve the independent supermarket industry.

Get Involved

NGA Take Action portal supporters of the independent supermarket industry are able to connect with elected officials and regulators on the many important issues affecting the independent supermarket industry.

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