Private Brands Group Leadership Council

Objective: Brings together thought leaders from across our industry to identify, discuss, and share perspectives on current issues and trends. Through a non-competitive trading partner platform, the council leverages knowledge, insights and perspectives from across our community. Staff Coordinator: Doug Baker, dbaker@fmi.org

Mr. Gary Petersen
Co-Chair
Red Gold, Inc.

Mr. Neil Ritchey
Co-Chair
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc.

Ms. Linda Severin
Co-Chair
Topco Associates LLC

Mr. Ricardo Alvarez
Past Chair
Anita's Mexican Foods Corp.

Mr. Michael J. Bellis
Member
Bozzuto's Inc.

Mr. Jason Bidart
Member
Fairway Group Holdings Corp.

Mr. Jonathan Biller
Member
Refresco

Ms. Ashley Birdsall
Member
American Heart Association

Mr. Bill Bradshaw
Member
Federated Group, Inc.

Mr. Howard Brandeisky
Member
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

Mr. Michael Brouillard
Member
Michael Brouillard Consulting

Mr. Mark Coleman
Member
Catania Oils

Ms. Diane Colgan
Member
Tops Markets, LLC

Mr. Louis DeMent
Member
Giovanni Food Company, Inc.

Mr. Steven DiNoia
Member
Oregon Potato Co.

Mr. Mark Dickinson
Member
Emerge Strategic Solutions

Mr. Kristof Duna
Member
Merchants Distributors, LLC

Mr. John Evans
Member
Weis Markets, Inc.

Mr. Todd Fryer
Member
Smart & Final Stores LLC

Mr. Jerry Gilbert
Member
Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Inc.

Mr. Mark Gilliland
Member
Ahold Delhaize USA

Mr. Erik Gosh
Member
Refresco

Mr. Bill Hamilton
Member
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Ms. Renee Hicks
Member
The Fremont Company

Mrs. Brooke Hodierne
Member
Giant Eagle, Inc.

Cindy Hogan
Member
Meijer, Inc.

Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Vazquez MS, RD
Member
Wakefern Food Corp.

Mr. Greg Kurr
Member
Kemps LLC

Mrs. Jen Linke
Member
Federated Group, Inc.

Mr. Eric Long
Member
Hy-Vee, Inc.

Mr. Bill Luna
Member
Albertsons Companies

Mr. Mark J. Mayer
Member
Hormel Foods Corporation

Mr. Joe McKie
Member
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Mr. Greg Merlihan
Member
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Mr. Tom Outlaw
Member
Ingles Markets, Inc.

Mr. John Paul
Member
SpartanNash Company

Mr. Brad Rader
Member
Rader Farms Inc.

Ms. Nova Sayers
Member
NSF International

Mr. Perry Seelert
Member
Emerge Strategic Solutions

Mr. Sal Stazzone
Member
Alliance Foods, Inc.

Ms. Christina Stipe
Member
Price Chopper Supermarkets

Mr. Raymond Swain
Member
Smart & Final Stores LLC

Mr. William Tatum
Member
Amazon.com, Inc.

Mr. Rick Tuma
Member
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ms. Ann Wallenius
Member
Big Y Foods, Inc.

Mr. Glen Walter
Member
Idahoan Foods

Mr. Doug Baker
Staff Coordinator
Food Marketing Institute