Food Marketing Institute Announces 2018 Board of Directors
by Food Marketing Institute
Posted: 2018-01-29 15:13:13 EST

Miami – Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today introduced new officers to its board of directors during its annual meeting at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami. President and CEO of Bristol Farms, Kevin Davis, announced the appointments and transitioned his leadership role as FMI Board Chairman to Joe Sheridan, president and COO, Wakefern Food Corp.

New Officers (2-year term with committee oversight)

  • Joe Sheridan, Wakefern Food Corp. Keasbey, NJ (Chairman)
  • Kevin Davis, Bristol Farms, Inc., Carson, CA (Immediate Past Chairman)
  • David Smith, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Kansas City, KS (Vice Chairman, Finance)
  • Dean Janeway, Jr., Key Food Stores, Co-operative, Inc., Staten Island, NY (Vice Chairman, Wholesaler)
  • Micheal Needler, Jr., Fresh Encounter, Inc., Findlay, OH (Vice Chairman, Independent Operator)
  • Craig Boyan, HEB, San Antonio, TX (Vice Chairman, Food Safety)
  • Chris Coborn, Coborn’s Inc., St. Cloud, MN (Vice Chairman, Member Services)
  • Todd Jones, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, FL (Vice Chairman, Industry Relations)
  • Brian George, Alex Lee, Inc., Hickory, NC (Vice Chairman, Public Affairs)
  • Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee, Inc., Wes Des Moines, IA (Vice Chairman, Communications)

New Directors (3-year term)

  • Stuart Aitken, 84.51º, The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH
  • Edward Basha III, Bashas' Inc., Chandler, AZ 
  • Mike Duffy, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Keene, NH
  • Lou Fisher, Main Street Supermarket Corp., Millville, NJ
  • Paul Grimwood, Nestlé USA, Inc., Arlington, VA
  • John Najjar, Seaside Market, Cardiff by the Sea, California
  • Rick Wright, Market of Choice, Inc., Eugene, OR

New Chairman’s Appointees (1-year term)

  • Anthony Hucker, Southeastern Grocers, LLC, Jacksonville, FL
  • Kenneth McGrath, Save-A-Lot, Ltd., Earth City, MO 
  • Denise M. Morrison, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ
  • John Ross, IGA, INC., Chicago, IL
  • Randall J. Skoda, Topco Associates, LLC, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Tobias Wasmuht, SPAR International, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The goal of the FMI Board is to promote and carry out the objectives and purposes of FMI; to represent the total and varied membership of FMI; to establish major policies for FMI; to demonstrate a model of an active, participative and sharing membership; to appoint the president; and to provide industry leadership.

A full member listing of FMI’s leadership can be found here.

To review a microsite and video summarizing FMI 2017 accomplishments, visit

About FMI

Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry, which employs nearly 5 million workers and represents a combined annual sales volume of almost $800 billion. FMI member companies operate nearly 33,000 retail food stores and 12,000 pharmacies. FMI membership includes the entire spectrum of food retail venues; single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains, pharmacies, online and mixed retail stores. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education, health and wellness and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to almost 1,000 ­­­food retail and wholesale member companies and serves 85 international retail member companies. In addition, FMI has almost 500 associate member companies that provide products and services to the food retail industry.  For more information, visit and for information regarding the FMI Foundation, visit

Source: Food Marketing Institute