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NFRA Elects 2024 Officers, Directors 

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The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) elected its association officers and members of the board of directors for 2023-24 at its annual board meeting on Oct. 7.

Neil Ritchey, VP of consumer brands with InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises, was elected to serve as chairman of the board.

Ritchey has served on the NFRA Board of Directors since 2013 and served as chairman-elect from 2022-23. He is also a member of the Honorable Order of Golden Penguins.

Other NFRA officers announced at the meeting were: Tracy Aquila, Southeastern Grocers, chairman-elect; Bill Kynast, Chobani Global Holdings, secretary; Mark Tarzwell, Ateeco Inc./Mrs. T’s Pierogies, treasurer; Tye Anthony, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), vice chairman – frozen; and Tony Battaglia, Lactalis American Group, vice chairman – refrigerated.
Newly elected to the board were: Richard Akins, Harris Teeter; Lindsey Hickey, Simek’s; Mike Ridenour, UNFI; and Zak Lowe, Land O’Lakes Foods.

Re-elected to the board of directors were: Bob Brown, Jewel-Osco; Tom Robaczewski, Bimbo Bakehouse; and Kellie Shetlar, Conagra Brands.
A full list of the NFRA 2023-24 board of directors, advisory directors and council members can be found here.

About NFRA

NFRA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. NFRA sponsors national promotions ReDiscover Dairy & Frozen (January), March Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month and Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties (June/July); and provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal preparation tips, recipes and sweepstakes opportunities through its Easy Home Meals consumer website and social media properties.

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