Board Members

Our Board of Directors is made up of an experienced group of industry executives from a variety of companies and brands. These individuals represent every category of NFRA membership. By being an NFRA member, you can join this elite group and contribute to NFRA's initiatives!

2017-2018 Executive Committee

John Farmer
Dairy Farmers of America, Kingswood, TX
Chairman

Dave Jones
Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, MI
Chairman Elect

Neil Ritchey
Ajinomoto Windsor, Ontario, CA
Vice Chairman - Frozen

Bob Knodle
H.P. Hood, LLC, Lynnfield, MA
Vice Chairman - Refrigerated

Joe D'Alberto
Acosta Sales & Marketing Co., Charlotte, NC
Secretary

Ray Tarnowski
Philadelphia Warehousing & Cold Storage, Philadelphia, PA
Treasurer

Joy Sgro
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Robesonia, PA
Immediate Past Chairman

Scott Rouse
Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, AR
Past Chairman

Joe Kent
InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises
Round Rock, TX

William Kitchens
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta, GA
Legal Counsel

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Scott Anderson, Alliance Sales & Marketing, Charlotte, NC
John Arnold, Sargento Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Joey Bates, Harris Teeter, LLC, Matthews, NC
Curtis Bolden, Conagra Brands, Chicago, IL
Bob Bollbach, RDD Associates, LLC, Totowa, NJ
David Bray, Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, AR
Diana Curtis, Grocery Outlet, Inc., Emeryville, CA
Bob Dernbach, Southeast Food Distribution, Miramar, FL
Brian Haley, Burris Logistics, New Castle, DE
Mark Harvey, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, KS
Tony Hatok, Giant Eagle Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Kathy Hayden, DanoneWave, Broomfield, CO
Dave Howlett, Wakefern Food Corporation, Keasbey, NJ
Jeff Johnson, Crystal Farms, Minnetonka, MN
Joe Kent, InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises, Round Rock, TX
Randall King, Lowes Food Stores Inc., Winston-Salem, NC
Steve Mayle, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
Mark Meyer, Wells' Enterprises, Inc., Le Mars, IA
Jim Motos, Rich's Consumer Brands, St. Simons Island, GA
Dan Nolan, Stremicks Heritage Foods, LLC, Santa Ana, CA
Mike O'Donnell, Supervalu - West Region, Commerce, CA
Paul Peterson, Lactalis American Group, Buffalo, NY
Trenton Potts, Daisy Brand, Dallas, TX
Mike Ridenour, Kraft Heinz Company, Chicago, IL
Chris Scheid, Land O' Lakes Foods, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Kevin Schwab, Pictsweet Company, Bells, TN
Ron Schwenn, Roundy's, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Marcelle Smalley, Kemps, LLC, Tampa, FL
Ron Slominski, Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc., Bloomington, MN
Marty Steinmetz, United States Cold Storage, Inc., Voorhees, NJ
Ken Stubbs, Florida's Natural Growers, Mifflintown, PA
Joe Tuza, T. Marzetti Company, Westerville, OH

Advisory Directors

Bob Brown, Jewel-Osco, Itasca, IL
Tony Caloroso, Schraad & Assoc., Kansas City, MO
Rob Cohen, Bozzuto's, Inc., Cheshire, CT
George Denman, Graeter's Ice Cream, Cincinnati, OH
Tom Finn, Rosina Food Products, Inc., Buffalo, NY
Risa Jenkins, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Robesonia, PA
Joe Keip, Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods, Austin, TX
Bill Kynast, Chobani Global Holdings, Inc., New York, NY
Dan Maloney, Woodland Partners, Inc., Lakeland, FL
Rick Mueller, Bridgford Foods Corporation, Anaheim, CA
Jeff Nelson, Co-Sales Company, Phoenix, AZ
Matt O'Hare, JOH, Billerica, MA
Philip Payment, Floco Foods, Inc. (W. Lee Flowers & Co., Inc.), Scranton, SC
Tom Robaczewski, Bays English Muffin Corporation, Chicago, IL
Mike Ryan, Eastern Frosted and Refrigerated Foods Association, Wanaque, NJ
Mark Tarzwell, Ateeco Inc./Mrs. T's Pierogies, Shenandoah, PA

Council Members

Joe Anderson, Raymundo's Food Group LLC, Bedford Park, IL
Jerry Cochran, Acosta Sales & Marketing Co., Brea, CA
Jessica Moore, Hussmann Corporation, Bridgeton, MO
Kevin Schwab, Pictsweet Company, Bells, TN