A unique 40 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 and CEO
Kings Super Markets, Inc

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

VICE CHAIR / TREASURER
MICHAEL ROTHWELL
VP and General Manager
Pennington Quality Market

SECRETARY
ROBERT R. HIGGINS
(Ex Officio) Executive Director
Academy of Food Marketing
Saint Joseph's University

BRUCE ALLEN
VP-Sales – Convenience & Foodservice
General Mills, Inc.
ANTONY J.FEROLIE 
Chief Executive Officer
ESM Ferolie 
PETE POUTRE
Senior Vice President- GMM
Grocery Edibles/Perishables
BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
TIM ANHORN MATTHEW GUTERMUTH 
President
G7 Leadership Development &
Consulting LLC
J.M. PROCACCI
Chief Operating Officer
Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation
STAN BARRASSO 
Sr. VP – Customer Teams
Acosta Sales and Marketing
DAVE JONES 
Vice President, Industry Initiatives
Kellogg, USA
YIN RANI
Vice President, Integrated Marketing
Campbell Soup Company
GEOFF BETRUS
Sr. Director of Customer Development Johnson & Johnson
JACK KELLY 
President
KG Associates
DR. MARK C. REED
(ex officio) President
Saint Joseph’s University
DR. JEANNE F. BRADY
(Ex officio) Provost & Vice President/Academic Affairs
Saint Joseph’s University
ERIK KEPTNER 
Senior Vice President,
Sales,Merchandising & Marketing
Giant/Martin's Division
RICK J. SAKER
Vice President of Operations
Saker ShopRites, Inc.
DANIEL T. CASSIDY 
President & CEO
Key Impact Sales & Systems, Inc
EDWARD KUEHNLE 
President (retired)
Catalina Marketing Corporation
LESLIE G. SARASIN
President and Chief Executive Officer
Food Marketing Institute
DAN CROCE 
President
Acme Markets
ALAN LEVITAN 
IFM Corp.
KURT SCHERTLE
Chief Operating Officer
Weis Markets, Inc.
NEILL CROWLEY 
Pathmark Stores, Inc. (ret’d)
MARIA MACHITA 
Vice President,
Consumer Sales & Marketing
Domino Foods, Inc.
MICHAEL P. SENACKERIB
CEO and Co-Founder
Farm & Oven Snacks, Inc.
RICHARD A. DEL VISCIO
Senior Vice President & General Manager
U.S. Customer Development
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
PETE MARUCCI
Vice President / Managing Director
Nestle Purina PetCare
MIKE SHERLOCK
Vice President, Fresh Food & Beverage
Wawa, Inc.
DR. JOSEPH DiANGELO 
(Ex Officio) Dean, Haub School of Business
St. Joseph's University
WILLIAM J. MAYO 
Senior VP of Logistics,
Technology & Engineering
Wakefern Food Corp
BILL SIMON
Vice President, Sales USCPD
McCormick & Company, Inc.
LOUIS J. ENI, JR. 
President, CEO
Dietz & Watson, Inc.
TOM MCALOON
Zone Vice President
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
NEIL STRONG
GENE FALLER
Vice President of Retail Operations
Food Lion
GRANT McLOUGHLIN
Executive Vice President
The Fresh Grocer
HONORARY MEMBERS
RAYMOND GOLDBERG Penn Maid Foods (ret'd) BERNARD KENNY Owner / President / CEO The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware JOHN MACHUZICK General Mills, Inc (retired)
JOSEPH J. SAKER Chairman (retired) Foodarama Supermarkets