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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.