DENVER — The Potatoes USA grower membership elected new leadership during its Annual Meeting held in Denver, CO, March 13-16. The Potatoes USA Executive Committee is comprised by the Chair, Immediate Past Chair, and the Co-Chairs of each committee. They will serve a one-year term through Potatoes USA Annual Meeting to be held in March 2018.
The following section lists the new Executive Committee members and their positions:
CHAIR: John Halverson (Arbyrd, MO)
DOMESTIC MARKETING: Co-Chairs: Jerry Tominaga (Rupert, ID) David Tonso (Center, CO)
RESEARCH: Co-Chairs: Steve Gangwish (Kearney, NE) Dan Moss (Declo, ID)
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Mike Pink (Mesa, WA)
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING Co-Chairs: Marty Myers (Boardman, OR) Doug Poe (Connell, WA)
INDUSTRY OUTREACH: Co-Chairs: Jason Davenport (Arvin, CA) Jay LaJoie (Van Buren, ME)
FINANCE: Chair Phil Hickman (Horntown, VA)
The marketing committees will work over the next twelve months to guide how the Potatoes USA staff will implement the Board’s marketing and promotion programs. These programs run on a July through June fiscal year. They are targeted at consumers, food manufacturers, chefs and nutritionists in the domestic market. In the targeted international markets these programs engage importers and distributors, foodservice operators, food manufacturers, consumers, and retailers.
— Potatoes USA
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