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    LIVE FROM NGA: 2014 Board, Exec Committee Elected

    Includes slate of 12 newly appointed board members  

    The National Grocers Association (NGA) unveiled its 2014 board of directors and executive committee, including a slate of 12 newly appointed board members, at its annual convention and expo, held Feb. 9 -12 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

    2014 board of directors includes:

    Chairman -- Rich Niemann, Jr., Niemann Foods, Inc.
    Immediate Past Chairman -- Joe Sheridan, Wakefern Food Corp.
    Vice Chairman -- Bob Ling, Unified Grocers
    Treasurer -- Cheryl Sommer, Kaune's Neighborhood Market
    Secretary -- Rich McMenamin, McMenamin Family ShopRite

    2014 executive committee members include:

    Jerry Garland -- Associated Wholesale Grocers
    Rick Geyer -- Geyer's Markets, Inc.
    Janel Haugarth – Supervalu Inc.
    Jim Nilsson -- Geissler's Supermarkets, Inc.
    Barry Queen -- Queen Enterprises, LLC
    Peter Larkin -- National Grocers Association

    Newly elected board members include:

    Teresa Baker -- Baker's IGA
    Ted Balistreri -- Sendik's Food Markets
    Rick Brindle -- Mondel?z International
    Rudy Dory -- Newport Avenue Market
    Ron Fong -- California Grocers Association
    Tim Henderson -- Henderson's IGA
    Derek Jones -- SpartanNash
    Ken Nemeth -- Central Grocers, Inc.
    Dan Shanahan -- Buehler Food Markets, Inc.
    Ray Sprinkle -- URM Stores, Inc.
    Terry Thomas -- Unilever
    David Wilkinson -- Strack & Van Til

    NGA thanked this year’s outgoing board members for their service and leadership:

    Neal Berube -- Associated Food Stores, Inc.
    Roger Collins -- Harps Food Stores, Inc.
    James Denges -- Central Grocers, Inc.
    Linda Doherty -- New Jersey Food Council
    Kevin Doris -- Gerland Corporation
    Dave Jones -- Kellogg Company
    Brian Lernihan -- Unilever
    James Ried -- Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative, Inc.
    Trygve Solberg -- T.A. Solberg Company, Inc.
    Michael Stone -- Mollie Stone's Markets

    The NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.

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