A

John Abbene
President
BRDATA Software Solutions
Mike Abbene
Cloud Services Manager
BRDATA Software Solutions
Gina Acosta
Managing Editor
ENSEMBLE IQ
Nathan Aldridge
Education & Team Member Enrichment Manager
Gourmet Foods International
Timothy Anderson
Director of Principal Engineering
Hussmann Corp
Ken Andrews
President
Millennium Data Technologies

B

Ted Balistreri
Co-Owner
Sendik's Food Markets
Mike Beal
Vice Presisdent, Secretary & CFO
Balls Food Stores
Rich Bidinger United States
Director of Operations
Buehlers Fresh Foods
Bill Bishop
Chief Architect and Co-Founder
Brick Meets Click
Phil Blackburn
Owner
REM Market LLC
Ron Bonacci
VP, Marketing & Advertising
Weis Markets
Jennifer Bosma
Vice President
Harvest Market
Stacy Bowen
Vice President, Sales & Solutions
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Rick Brindle
Vice President, Industry Development
Mondelez
Courtney Brown
VP/COO
Doc's Food Stores, Inc.
Jim Brown
President and CEO
Doc's Food Stores, Inc.
Mike Brown
Owner
LSA50 Consulting
Cammy Busta
Produce Director
Hugo's Family Marketplace

C

Jose Cartamil
Regional Sales Manager
CARLSON AIRFLO
Allison Castillo
Director, Sustainable Living and Industry Relations
Unilever
Darrren Caudill
Senior Vice President, Sales, Merchandising and Marketing
Cub Foods, Inc.
Annie Charlip
Senior Marketing Analyst
TOPCO Associates LLC
Tom Clark
President
Clark's Market, Aspen
John Click
Meat, Bakery, Food Service Director
Lowe's Pay and Save, Inc.
Emily Coborn
Vice President of Operations East
Coborn's, Inc.
Dave Conroy
SVP, Grocery and Petroleum Solutions,
First Data is now Fiserv
Dave Conroy
Senior Vice President, Petroleum and Grocery
First Data is now Fiserv
Jeff Cowan
Director, Community Engagement
GS1 US

D

Brooks Davis
Owner
Brooks Grocery, Inc.
Joe DellaNoce
(formerly) SVP Sales and OPS, East Region
SUPERVALU Inc.
Chris Drew
Vice President, Operations
Ocean Mist Farms
Jim Dudlicek
Editorial Director
Progressive Grocer

E

Steve Edwards Jr
Special Projects Manager
GES, Inc.
Julie Emmett
Senior Director of Retailer Partnerships
Plant Based Foods Association
Kim Eskew
President and CEO
Harps Food Stores, Inc,
Becky Estby
Senior Vice President of HR and Organizational Development
Coborn's, Inc.
Anthony Estrada
Senior Category Manager, Hispanic and International Foods
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Russ Everhart
Account Director, Strategic Accounts
Gannett/USA Today Network

F

Greg Ferrara
President and CEO
National Grocers Association
Kate Fitzgerald
Principal
Fitzgerald Canepa LLC
Tom Foss
Regional Sales Manager
CARLSON AIRFLO

G

Rich Gillmore
Senior Director of Center Store Category Management
Gelson's Markets
Devika Giresh
Vice President, Retail Partnerships
SPINS LLC
Paulo Goezler
President & CEO, Retail Learning
IGA Coca-Cola Institute
Andrea Gold
Director, Retailer and Issuance Policy, SNAP Retailer Policy and Management Division
USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Washington Speakers Bureau
Bob Graybill
CEO
FMS Solutions Holdings LLC
Neil Greenstein
President/Owner
Brookdale Supermarkets
Lisa Grudzielanek
Assistant Operations Director
Mectcalfe Market's Inc. '

H

Eran Harel
VP, Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships
APPCARD
Amber Harmon
VP of Customer Experience
Harmon City, Inc.
Ashley Harris
Director of Operations
Stepherson’s Superlo Foods
Molly Hartman
Program Director, Healthy Food Financing Initiative
Reinvestment Fund
Gary Hawkins
CEO
Center for Advanced Retail & Technology
Sterling Hawkins
Co-Founder, Operations & Development
Center for Advanced Retail & Technology
Steve Heise
Director of Strategic Pricing
T.A. Solberg Co., Inc.
Steve Henig
Chief Customer Officer
Wakefern Food Corp
Miguel Herrera
Director of Produce Department
Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Christy Hess
Director of Human Resources
Busch's, INC.
Marti Hitchings
Marketing Operations Manager
SpartanNash
Dennis Host
VP of Marketing
Coborns, Inc.
Terence Huie
Manager, Grassroots and PAC
National Grocers Association

J

Todd Jensen
VP, Sales
Harmons
Lauren Johnson
Leader of the Pack/President and CEO
Rudy's Market, Inc.. DBA Newport Avenue Market
Ron Johnson
Chief Information Officer
Gelson's Markets
Chris Jones
Director of Marketing Strategy
National Pork Board
Christopher Jones
VP, Government Affairs & Counsel
National Grocer's Association
Dan Jones
Senior Director of Insights and Analytics
Northgate Gonzalez Markets, Inc.
Wade Judd
Sr. VP & CIO
Associated Food Stores, Inc.

K

Mark Kemp
MIS Director
Riesbecks Food Markets
Melissa Kenny
Division Manager
Delaware Supermarkets
Gerry Kettler
DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
NIEMANN FOODS, INC.
Joe Kiedinger
Principal/CEO
Prophit
David Kiehle
Senior Vice President
Smart Market, Inc.
Jon King
Vice President, Operations
Hays Food Town, Inc.
Alex Kinnier
Co-Founder & CEO
Get Upside

L

Lonni Lattie
Senior Client Solutions Manager
USA Today
Michel Leclerc
Chief Financial Officer
North State Grocery, Inc.
Nick Lenzi
Senior V.P. of Buying and Marketing
Busch's, Inc.
Steve Lerch
President / Speaker / Consultant
Story Arc Consulting LLP

M

Kara Maciel
Chair, Labor • Employment Practice
Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Robb MacKie
President & CEO
American Bakers Association
Annette Maggi MS, RDN, LD, FAND
President
Annette Maggi & Associates, Inc.
Paton Marshall
Implementations & Solutions Consulting
Revel Systems
Colleen McDonnell
Exposition and Sponsorship Sales Manager
Produce Marketing Association
Casey McNichols
Student
University of Minnesota
Suri Mishra
VP of Services
Merchants Distributors, LLC. (MDI)
Brian Moyer
CEO
FreshOp, Inc.
Darlene Murphy
Marketing Director
Metcalfe's Market

N

Bryan Neiman
President/CEO
Neiman's Family Market
Ashley Nickle
Editor
Produce Retailer

O

Cara Olson
Human Resources Director
Sendik's Food Markets, Inc.
David Orgel
Principal
David Orgel Consulting
Jared Orme
Senior Category Manager, Natural, Organic and Specialty Foods
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Dr. Richard Owen
Vice President, Global Membership and Engagement
Produce Marketing Association

P

Nicole Pavlock
Western Michigan University
Cherie Phipps
Director, Retail Management Certificate
Western Association of Food Chains
Frank Pimentel
Owner
Fine Fare Supermarket
Laura Pope
Retail Operations Specialist
Buehler's Fresh Foods
David Portalatin
VP, Food Industry Advisor
The NPD Group
Anthony Presley
Chief Products Officer
TRUNO
Kevin Proctor
EVP and Chief Operating Officer
SAVE-A-LOT Food Stores

R

Lupillo Ramirez
Sr. Director Innovation and Product Development
Northgate Gonzalez LLC
Marc Robert III
General Manager
Robert Fresh Market and Lakeview Grocery
Steve Robinson
former CMO and SVP
Chick-fil-A
Lilly Rocha
PRESIDENT
Latino Food Industry Association
Cesar Rodriguez
Manager, Corporate Data Support
Vallarta Supermarkers
Merrick Rosner
VP ENTERPRISE ACCOUNTS
APPCARD
John Ross
President & CEO
IGA Inc.

S

Mark Salerno
Meat Merchandiser Supervisor
Wakefern Food Corp.
Michael Sansolo
PRESIDENT
Sansolo Solutions
David Sauter
CEO
Envano, Inc.
David Schoeder
Principal
The Food Partners
Mary Scimone
IFMCG Retail Industry Consultant
Scimone Consulting
Cheryl Shartle
Owner/VP Human Resources,
Columbiana Foods/ G5-LLC
Shari Steinbach
President and Owner
Shari Steinbach & Associates
Neil Stern
Senior Partner
McMillianDoolittle LLP
David Stone
Executive Chairman and Founder
Forager

T

Ron Tanner
Vice President, Philanthropy, Government & Industry Relations
Specialty Food Association
Hilary Thesmar
Chief Food & Product Safety Officer
FMI
Linda Toth
Director of Standards
Conexxus, Inc.

V

Ana Velazquez
Learning Solutions Director
Retail Learning Institute/NGA Online Training

W

David Walsh
Vice President, Membership and Communications
SNAC International
Richard Weber
Director of IT
Strack & Van Til
Lisa Weddig
Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs
National Fisheries Institute
Chuck Williams
Director of Information Technology
Daisy Intelligence
Larry Wilson
VP, Industry Affairs
National Confectioners Association
Jimmy Wright
President
Wright's Markets, Inc.

Y

Dov Yarkoni
President
Nielsen Innovate

Z

Donna Zambow
Vice President and CMO
Allegiance Retail Services
Russell Zwanka
Faculty
Siena College