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.

President and CEO
Kings Super Markets, Inc

VP, Procurement (Retired)
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

VP and General Manager
Pennington Quality Market

(Ex Officio) Executive Director
Academy of Food Marketing
Saint Joseph's University

Bruce Allen

Vice President — Sales — Convenience and Foodservice

General Mills, Inc.

Matthew Gutermuth


G7 Leadership Development & Consulting LLC

Dr. Mark C. Reed

(Ex officio) President

Saint Joseph’s University

Stan Barrasso

Senior Vice President — Customer Teams

Acosta Sales and Marketing

Erica L. Drost Kahr

Director of Sales

Nestle Purina PetCare

Rick J. Saker

Vice President of Operations

Saker ShopRites, Inc.

Keith Bethel

Chief Growth Officer

Aramark Corporation

Jack Kelly


KG Associates

Kurt Schertle

Chief Operating Officer

Weis Markets, Inc.

Geoff Betrus

Senior Director of Customer Development

Johnson & Johnson

Edward Kuehnle

President (retired)

Catalina Marketing Corporation

Mike Sherlock

Senior Vice President, Chief Product Marketing Officer

Wawa, Inc.

Jude Brautigan

Vice President, Grocery

Bayer U.S.

George Knobloch

Chief Operating Officer

Key Food Stores Co-Operative, Inc.

Bill Simon

Vice President, Sales USCPD

McCormick & Company, Inc.

Daniel T. Cassidy

President & CEO

Key Impact Sales & Systems, Inc.

Maria Machita

Vice President, Consumer Sales and Marketing

Domino Foods, Inc.

Brad Spooner


VP Operations

Dan Croce

Senior Vice President East Division

Sprouts Farmers Market

John Machuzick

President (Retired)

General Mills, Inc.

Neil Strong

Vice President, Café Operations

Barnes & Noble

Neill Crowley

Pathmark Stores, Inc. (Retired)

Saint Joseph’s University Haub

School of Business

William J. Mayo

Chief Administrative Officer

Wakefern Food Corporation

Laurie Stucchi

VP, Divisional Merchandise Manager

BJ's Wholesale Club

Richard A. Del Viscio

Senior Vice President & General Manager U.S. Customer Development

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Dr. Cheryl A. McConnell

(Ex officio)Provost & VP/Academic Affairs

Saint Joseph's University


Kimberly Treece

Regional Vice President

Walgreen Co.

Dr. Joseph DiAngelo

(Ex officio) Dean

Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business

Tom McAloon

SVP Store Operations

Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

Louis J. Eni, Jr.

President & CEO

Dietz & Watson, Inc.

Joe Mueller

Vice President, Industry Initiatives

The Kellogg Company

Dagmar T. Farr

SVP, Membership & Education

Food Marketing Institute - FMI

John A. Ponnett

Senior Vice President, Store Operations

Giant/Martin’s Division

Antony J. Ferolie

Chief Executive Officer

ESM Ferolie

J.M. Procacci

Chief Executive Officer

Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation