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

Anita Nuñez Cepollaro

Vice President, Business Development

Stephanie Johnson

Vice President, Government Relations

Jim Dudlicek

Director, Communications & External Affairs

Mary Whitehead

Senior Manager, Marketing

John Richard

Senior Manager, Government Relations & Policy Analysis

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

Brielle Underwood

Project Director, SEMTAC

Dawn Tullis

Project Coordinator, SEMTAC

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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