Food Marketing Institute Elects New Directors to its Board

ARLINGTON, VA – Food Marketing Institute (FMI) introduced new directors to its board during its annual meeting at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami this week. FMI Board Chairman Joe Sheridan, president and COO, Wakefern Food Corp, announced the following appointments.

Incoming Directors

·         John Alston, Brookshire Brothers, Inc.

·         John Derderian, Allegiance Retail Services, LLC

·         Nick Graham, Heartland Markets

·         Chieh Huang, Boxed Wholesale

·         Marc Jones, HAC, Inc.

·         Rob McDougall, Gelson’s Markets

·         Steven Spinner, United Natural Foods, Inc.

·         Tim Steiner, Ocado Group, plc

Returning Directors

·         Robert Baesler, Baesler’s Inc.

·         Reynolds Cramer, Fareway Stores, Inc.

·         Rudy Dory, Newport Avenue Market

·         Greg Gregerson, Gregerson’s Foods, Inc.

·         Thomas Heinen, Heinen’s Grocery Stores

·         Robert Ingle, Ingle’s Markets, Inc.

·         Henry Johnson, W. Lee Flowers & Co., Inc.

·         Omar Jorge Pena, Compare Foods Supermarkets

·         Tres Lund, Lund Food Holdings, Inc.

·         Hendrik Meijer, Meijer, Inc.

·         Jack Shakoor, Jack’s Super Foodtown

·         Dean Peterson, Harmon City, Inc.

·         Colleen Wegman, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

·         Johnathan Weis, Weis Markets, Inc.

New Chairman’s Appointees

·         Wesley Eubanks, The Pictsweet Company

·         Valerie Oswalt, CEO, Century Snacks

The purpose 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 2018 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