The National Grocers Association Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Feb 10 14
The National Grocers Association (NGA), by recommendation of its nominating committee and a subsequent vote by its membership, announced the 2014 Board of Directors and Executive Committee members, as well as the election of 12 new Board members. The Board elected Rich Niemann, Jr as Chairman of Niemann Foods, Inc, Joe Sheridan as Immediate Past Chairman of Wakefern Food Corp., Bob Ling as Vice Chairman of Unified Grocers, Cheryl Sommer as Treasurer of Kaune's Neighborhood Market and Rich McMenamin as Secretary of McMenamin Family ShopRite by ballot. Members appointed the 2014 Executive Committee 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 to the 2014 NGA Board of Directors include: Teresa Baker - Baker's IGA, Ted Balistreri - Sendik's Food Markets, Rick Brindle - Mondelez 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 and David Wilkinson - Strack & Van Til.
The National Grocers Association Appoints Laura Strange as New Director of Communications and Marketing
Nov 18 13
The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced the addition of Laura Strange as NGA's new director of communications and marketing. Strange, who most recently served as a communications director on Capitol Hill, is responsible for the implementation and advancement of communications and marketing strategies targeted for audiences and outlets on the national, local and industry-specific levels. She will also manage the association's communications and marketing initiatives, with a focus on providing the most up-to-date information to NGA members, as well as develop content for various platforms, and serve as the primary contact for all news media.