NGA Staff

Office of the President

Greg Ferrara

President & CEO


Laura Strange

Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs

Jonathan Downey

Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

Chris Jones

Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Counsel

Michelle Tiller

Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

LaKesha Gathers-Flowers

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Marvelle Wright

Accounts Receivable & Payable Specialist

Jim Dudlicek

Director, Communications & External Affairs

Robert Yeakel

Director, Government Relations

Molly Pfaffenroth

Senior Director, Government Relations

Eric Payne

Manager, Communications

Mary Whitehead

Manager, Marketing & Digital Content

Sarah Long

Manager, Member Services

Terence Huie

Manager, Grassroots and PAC

NGA Foundation

Maggie White

Director, NGA Foundation

Chelsea Matzen

Project Manager, NGA Foundation

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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