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Specialty Food Association Elects Four New Board Officers, Announces Slate of Members

Specialty Food Association Elects Four New Board Officers, Announces Slate of Members

Monday, July 18th, 2016

To aid in the commitment to the $120.5 billion segments within the specialty food sector, The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has announced its election of four board officers, and the new lineup for its directors. 

SFA Board Officers (from left to right): Chairperson Becky Renfro Borbolla, Vice Chairperson Matt Nielsen, Board Financial Officer William Booker III, Secretary Trish Pohonka

According a press release, the Specialty Food Association has announced the following members were elected to serve as officers for the 2016-2018 term

  • Chairperson: Becky Renfro Borbolla, Renfro Foods, Inc.
  • Vice Chairperson: Matt Nielsen, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
  • Board Financial Officer: William Booker III, Smithfield Specialty Foods Group
  • Secretary: Trish Pohonka, European Imports Ltd.

The board term for all appointees to serve the nonprofit association is two years. The SFA also stated that Shawn McBride of Foah International, LLC, will continue to serve as Past Chairman. 

Also elected to two-year terms are the following board members: 

  • Charlie Apt, Sarabeth’s Kitchen
  • Dan W. Dowe,  Artisanal Cheese, LLC
  • Susan Eriksen, Char Crust, Inc.
  • David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery
  • Kirsten Hogan, UNFI
  • Lori King, Stonewall Kitchen
  • Tom Knibbs, Urban Accents
  • Emilio Mignucci, Di Bruno Bros.
  • Greg O'Neill, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
  • Todd Rubin, The Republic of Tea
  • Lee Zalben, Peanut Butter & Company 

SFA stated that officers concluding their service to the association are: 

  • Jack Acree, Saffron Road Foods
  • Cara Figgin, Partners
  • Case Fischer, Fischer & Weiser Specialty Foods
  • Arnim von Friedeburg, CMA Global Partners – German Foods
  • Patricia Lobel, Avenue Gourmet 

As the specialty food segment continues to grow, and the industry continues to up its connections and commitments, stay with Deli Market News for the latest.

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