Meet Our Team

Our Staff

Alison Bodor

President and CEO

Alison Bodor

President and CEO
My favorite frozen foods are Chicken Pot Pies, Onion Rings, Pot Stickers, Lima Beans, Mashed Cauliflower & Peaches for Smoothies.

Contact Alison:
       
 

Dr. Donna Garren

Executive Vice President of Science and Policy

Dr. Donna Garren

Executive Vice President of Science and Policy
My favorite frozen food is Cauliflower Tater-tots.

Contact Donna:
       

Elissa McLerran Gilliam

Senior Director of
Public Policy

Elissa McLerran Gilliam

Senior Director of Public Policy
My favorite frozen foods are produce and pizza.

Contact Elissa:
       

Dr. Sanjay Gummalla

Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs

Dr. Sanjay Gummalla

Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs
My favorite frozen food is Chicken Taquitos.

Contact Sanjay:
       

Sonja Ferguson

Assistant to the
President and CEO

Sonja Ferguson

Assistant to the President and CEO
My favorite frozen foods are mangoes and blueberries.

Contact Sonja:
         

Tom Kearney

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Kearney

Chief Financial Officer
My favorite frozen food is Corn.

Contact Tom:
         

Jennifer Norka

Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs

Jennifer Norka

Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs
My favorite frozen foods are deep dish pizza, mixed berries, vegetables and French toast sticks.

Contact Jennifer:
         

Lily Pennington

Manager of Education and
Member Engagement

Lily Pennington

Manager of Education and Member Engagement
My favorite frozen foods are pizza and any type of fruit.

Contact Lily:
       

Brian Peteritas

Senior Director of Member Marketing and Business Development

Brian Peteritas

Senior Director of Member Marketing and Business Development
My favorite frozen foods are Chicken Fingers & Vegetable Pastas.

Contact Brian:
       

Adrienne Seiling

Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs and
Member Services

Adrienne Seiling

Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs and Member Services
My favorite frozen foods are Tater-tots & Edamame.

Contact Adrienne:
       

Mary Emma Young

Vice President of
Communications

Mary Emma Young

Vice President of Communications
My favorite frozen foods are tater tots and mixed vegetables.

Contact Mary Emma:
       

Governance

2023 Officers

Chair

John Tentomas*
Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods

Vice Chair

Suvan Sharma*
Jain Farm Fresh Foods

Immediate Past Chair

Julia Sabin*
The J.M. Smucker Co.

2023 Board of Directors

Tina Almond
McCain Foods USA

Holly Anderson
Kraft Heinz

Tracey P. Beck*
Conagra Brands, Inc. 

Gary Crowder
Smith Frozen Foods

Michelle Damon
J. R. Simplot Foods

Rick Drummond*
B&G Foods

Adnan Durrani
Saffron Road

Brian Fox
Richelieu Foods

Jeff Tuttle
Bellisio Foods

Rick Holdren
The Pictsweet Company

Peter D. Johnston
Cavendish Farms Corporation

Jieun Lee
Schwan’s Company

Kelley Martin
Nortera Foods

P.J. Mecozzi
Del Mar Food Products Corporation 

Debbie Radie
Boardman Foods

Tony Shurman*
Jasper Wyman and Son

Blake Smittcamp
Wawona Frozen Foods

Terry Stover
Ebrofrost/Riviana Foods

Michael Thomas
Ajinomoto Foods

Jennifer Weekes
Lamb Weston   

Joe Yanda
Lakeside Foods Inc.

*Executive Committee Member

AFFI Committees, Councils and Working Groups

AFFI members have multiple opportunities to connect with their peers from across the frozen food supply chain to engage in meaningful discussions on important issues, share best practices and make an impact on the future economic health of our industry. The ability to participate on AFFI committees, councils and working groups is a direct benefit of AFFI membership

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