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FMI Names 17 New Directors To Its Board

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FMI – The Food Industry Association announced that 17 industry leaders, representing the breadth of the product supplier and retailer/wholesaler communities, have been elected to its board of directors. 

“FMI is incredibly grateful to have leaders from across the food industry serve on our Board of Directors, who believe whole-heartedly in our mission to feed families and enrich lives,” said President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin.

“Their dedication to supporting our industry through moments of uncertainty as well as opportunity guides the work we do every day for our members and inspires us to strive for continuous improvement.

“FMI greatly appreciates our incoming directors for volunteering their time to ensure our association is strategically positioned to best meet the needs of our members and their customers through advocacy with policymakers, collaboration among industry peers and educational opportunities to enhance industry knowledge and foster the next generation of leaders. 

“We look forward to continuing to build on these successes through the leadership of FMI Chairman Brian George at the helm and our slate of new and current directors.”

Elected in September, the new directors are:

  • Bill Artman of Giant Eagle;
  • Deb Conklin of KeHE Distributors;
  • John Conlin of Target Corp.;
  • Michael D’Amour of Big Y Foods;
  • Greg Edenfield of Wayfield Foods;
  • Jerry Fleeman Jr. of Ahold Delhaize USA;
  • Sarah Frey of Frey Farms;
  • Dan Funk of Associated Wholesale Grocers;
  • Matt Gregory of The Clorox Co.;
  • John Hall of DeCA;
  • Jason Hart of Aldi;
  • Vinit Patel of Unilever;
  • Dave Peacock of Advantage Solutions;
  • Karen Reid of Post Consumer Brands;
  • Pamela Stewart of The Coca-Cola Co.;
  • Mike Stigers of Wakefern Food Corp.; and
  • Eric Winn of C&S Wholesale Grocers

A full member listing of FMI’s leadership can be found here.

“The food industry has always been full of talented individuals committed to improving how we operate as an industry to best serve our shoppers,” said Brian George, FMI chairman and Alex Lee Inc. president, chairman and CEO.

“FMI’s new directors exemplify the spirit of dedication to others we so frequently see in the food business, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the board as they bring that same passion to guiding FMI. We look forward to the contributions and expertise they will bring as we collectively work to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain.”

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