The Connecticut Food Association (CFA) elected Adams Hometown Markets’ SVP Russ Greenlaw as its chairman of the board.
CFA made the appointment official at its Annual Membership Meeting reception on Feb. 27, at the Society Room in Hartford. Members and attendees nominated and elected new officers and directors at the meeting, which included a networking reception with the state’s leading food industry executives and professionals.
Also elected are Dean Dumas of Coca-Cola as second vice chairman, Dennis Silva of American Food and Beverage Advisors as secretary, and Tim Devanney of Highland Park Markets as treasurer.
At the 2020 membership event, attendees also heard remarks from outgoing Chairman Chuck Joseph of Joseph Family ShopRite’s.
“Chuck Joseph has been a friend and a significant contributor to the Connecticut grocery community during his time as CFA chair,” said Wayne Pesce, CFA president. “It is a bittersweet moment as Chuck completes his term as chair after celebrating the association’s 75th Anniversary. We are equally enthusiastic to have new leadership with Russ Greenlaw and the new officer team leading the way.
“The annual meeting is an opportunity for our newest members to gain insight into what the CFA has to offer and to share public policy initiatives that will take place in the upcoming year. Also, this event is the launching point for CFA members to learn of the organization’s updated priorities, major events and various committees in which they can participate.”