American Frozen Food Institute Elects New Board

Arlington, VA – The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) elected new officers and directors to its Board of Directors during its Annual Membership Meeting.

The newly-elected AFFI officers are: Julia Sabin of The J.M. Smucker Co. as chair; John Tentomas of Nature’s Touch as vice chair; and Meghan Swan of J.R. Simplot Company as immediate past chair.

Sabin is Vice President of Government Relations and Corporate Sustainability for The J.M. Smucker Co., a Fortune 500 company with nearly $8 billion in sales focused on offering a mixture of leading and emerging brands in multiple categories, including frozen, with the Smucker’s® Uncrustables® brand. The Company’s products are found in nearly 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants and hospitality venues.

The eight board members elected today are: Greg Evans of McCain Foods USA; Mike Gerber of Bellisio Foods; Rick Holdren of The Pictsweet Company; Peter Johnston of Cavendish Farms; P.J. Mecozzi of Del Mar Food Products Corporation; Chris Rhynalds of Lamb Weston; Blake Smittcamp of Wawona Frozen Foods; and Jeff Varcoe of Schwan’s Company.

“On behalf of the American Frozen Food Institute, I’m honored to welcome these frozen food and beverage leaders who represent our diverse and growing industry,” said AFFI President and CEO Alison Bodor. “Each individual brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help AFFI achieve its vision of frozen foods being essential in a dynamic marketplace.”

During the annual meeting, AFFI also unveiled its 2020 year-in-review video

The American Frozen Food Institute is the member-driven national trade association representing all segments of the frozen food supply chain from manufacturers to suppliers and distributors. AFFI advocates before legislative and regulatory entities on the industry’s behalf, serves as the voice for the category and convenes business leaders to create an environment where frozen foods are essential in a dynamic marketplace.

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