NGA Staff

Office of the President

Greg Ferrara

President & CEO


Laura Strange

Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs

Jonathan Downey

Senior Vice President, Membership and Industry Relations

Chris Jones

Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Counsel

Stephanie Johnson

Vice President, Government Relations

Jim Dudlicek

Director, Communications & External Affairs

John Richard

Senior Manager, Government Relations & Policy Analysis

Mary Whitehead

Senior Manager, Marketing

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

Coordinator of Government Relations & Membership

NGA Foundation

Kelly Hanson

Senior Project Manager

Chelsea Matzen

Foundation Director

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.

Independent Supermarket Locator