A unique 38 person board of governors made up of chief executive officers and senior executives from many national food and related products firms provide direction, counsel, planning and financial support to the Academy.

CHAIR
JUDITH SPIRES
President & CEO
Kings Super Markets, Inc.

VICE CHAIR
MICHAEL KELLY
VP, Procurement (retired)
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

VICE CHAIR / TREASURER
GEORGE KNOBLOCH
Chief Operating Officer
Key Food Stores Co-Operative

SECRETARY
JOSEPH J. BIVONA
Executive Director, Academy of
Food Marketing (ex officio)
Saint Joseph's University

BRUCE ALLEN
VP, Sales – Convenience & Foodservice
General Mills, Inc.

STAN BARRASSO
Sr. VP, Customer Teams
Acosta Sales and Marketing

KEITH BETHEL
Chief Growth Officer
Aramark Corporation

GEOFFREY A. BETRUS
Senior Director, Customer Development & Retail Health Innovation
Johnson & Johnson

DANIEL T. CASSIDY
President & CEO
Key Impact Sales & Systems, Inc.

CAROL CRESONG
Director, Commercial Strategy
Bayer Consumer Health Care

DAN CROCE
SVP, East Division
Sprouts Farmers Market

NEILL CROWLEY
Pathmark Stores, Inc. (retired)

RICHARD A. DEL VISCIO
Senior Vice President & GM, U.S. Customer Development
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

DR. JOSEPH DiANGELO
Dean, Haub School of Business (ex officio)
Saint Joseph's University

LOUIS J. ENI, JR.
President & CEO
Dietz & Watson, Inc.

DAGMAR T. FARR
Chief Member Relations Officer
SVP, Membership & Education
Food Marketing Institute

ANTONY J. FEROLIE
Chief Executive Officer
ESM Ferolie

MATTHEW GUTERMUTH
President
G7 Leadership Development & Consulting, LLC

ERICA L. DROST KAHR
Director of Sales
Nestle Purina PetCare

JACK KELLY
President
KG Associates

EDWARD KUEHNLE
President (retired)
Catalina Marketing Corporation

MATT LAUKAITIS
Global General Manager, Consumer Industries
SAP

MARIA MACHITA
Vice President, Consumer Sales & Marketing
Domino Foods, Inc.

JOHN MACHUZICK
General Mills, Inc. (retired)

WILLIAM J. MAYO
Chief Administrative Officer
Wakefern Food Corp.

DR. CHERYL A. MCCONNELL
Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs (ex officio)
Saint Joseph’s University

TOM MCALOON
SVP, Store Operations
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

JOE MUELLER
Vice President, Industry
The Kellogg Company

JOHN A. PONNETT
Senior Vice President, Store Operations
Giant / Martin's Division

J.M. PROCACCI
CEO
Procacci Brothers Sales Corp.

DR. MARK C. REED
President (ex officio)
Saint Joseph’s University

RICK SAKER
SVP, Operations
Saker ShopRite’s, Inc.

KURT SCHERTLE
Chief Operating Officer
Weis Markets, Inc.

MIKE SHERLOCK
Sr. Vice President, Chief Product Marketing Officer­­­­­­­
Wawa, Inc.

BILL SIMON
Vice President, Sales USCPD
McCormick & Company, Inc.

BRAD SPOONER
VP, Operations
Acme

LAURIE STUCCHI
VP, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Dry Grocery
BJ’s Wholesale Club

KIMBERLEY TREECE
Regional Vice President
Walgreen Co.