Board Members


NEWFDA takes its mission to provide value to the NorthEast Wholesale Food Distribution community through education, professional development and networking seriously, and works to protect the resources entrusted to it by our members.  The Association is governed by the NEWFDA Board of Directors, which is comprised of volunteers from the Wholesale Food Distribution community.  Our system of organizational governance ensures the input of appropriate professionals regarding decision-making and oversight.

Board of Directors

The Association’s Board of Directors is composed of six Officers, thirteen Directors, and eighteen Directors Emeritus.  Directors are elected to serve three-year terms.

The Board is responsible for the nomination process, and the election of board members and officers.

2018 NEWFDA Officers

Dan Fudger C & S Wholesale Grocers Chairperson
Kevin Griffin Griffin Publishing Director
Sharon Delaney Bozzuto’s Vice President
Bob Jones Nestle Purina Vice President
Randy Shaw Acosta Sales & Marketing Vice President
Gerry Castignetti JOH Treasurer

2018 NEWFDA Board of Directors

Jamie Aubrey General Mills
LJ Combe JM Smuckers
Don Diehl McCormick & Co.
Jeff Edwards Bozzuto’s
Chris Katopis Cains Foods
Patrick Kennedy C&S Wholesale Grocers
Jeff King Bozzuto’s Inc.
Paul LaCoste Kellogg’s
Deb Lariviere Crossmark
Don Perugini Acosta Sales & Marketing
Kevin Reilly Kraft Foods
Sue Ricardi Advantage Solutions
Adam Risedorf ESM New England

NEWFDA Directors Emeritus

Adam Bozzuto Bozzuto’s Inc.
Micheal Bozzuto Bozzuto’s Inc.
Jerry Capaldi Executive Sales Consultants
Gene Cohen Rohtstein Corporation
Lester Cohen C & S Wholesale Grocers
John Coleman Eastern Sales and Marketing
Peter Fay NESS
Arthur Ferrera James Ferrera and Sons
Paul Goldman Sweet Life
Ed Hasty Hallsmith-Sysco
Steve Heggelke Bozzuto’s
John Lunde Kayem Foods
Nick Messina Crossmark
Tracy Moore C & S Wholesale Grocers
Bob Palmer C & S Wholesale Grocers
Joel Sebastian SUPERVALU, Inc.
Randy Shaw Acosta Sales & Marketing
Ron Wright C & S Wholesale Grocers

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