June 10, 2015 – CHICAGO, IL – Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Board Chairman and Associated Wholesale Grocers President and CEO, Jerry Garland, announced 11 re-elected board members and three new members at FMI Connect. The following appointments were ratified:

Carole Bitter
Friedman's Freshmarkets
Butler, PA

Brad Brookshire
Brookshire Grocery Company
Tyler, TX

Steve Bratspies
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Bentonville, AR
[New Board Member]

Chris Coborn
Coborn's, Incorporated
St. Cloud, MN

Joseph Colalillo
Shoprite of Hunterdon County, Inc.
Flemington, NJ

Timothy Devanney
Highland Park Market Inc.
Manchester, CT

Brian George
Alex Lee, Inc.
Hickory, NC

Robert Hill
Acosta Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL
[New Board Member]

Neil Kudrinko
Kudrinko's Ltd.
Westport, ON
[New Board Member]

Anthony Longo
Longo Brothers Fruit
Markets Inc.
Vaughan, ON

Brandt Louie
H.Y. Louie Co., Ltd.
Vancouver, BC

Robert Palmer
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Keene, NH

Richard Riesbeck
Riesbeck Food Markets, Inc.
St. Clairsville, OH

Mark Skogen
Festival Foods
Onalaska, WI

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