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.

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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 food is frozen mango.

Contact Sonja:
         

Tom Kearney

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Kearney

Chief Financial Officer
My favorite frozen food is Corn.

Contact Tom:
         

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:
       

Dr. Lory Reveil

Senior Director of Scientific
and Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Lory Reveil

Senior Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
Her favorite frozen foods are mango, pineapple and peaches.

Contact Lory:
       

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:
       

Alexis Settineri

Manager of Communications

Alexis Settineri

Manager of Communications
My favorite frozen food is Blueberries.

Contact Alexis:
       

Brynn Hadley

Vice President of Conferences

Brynn Hadley

Vice President of Conferences
My favorite frozen foods are Shredded Chicken & Mac n’Cheese.

Contact Brynn:
       

Governance

2022 Officers

Chair

Julia Sabin*
J.M. Smucker Co.

Vice Chair

John Tentomas*
Nature’s Touch

Immediate Past Chair

Jeff Varcoe*
Schwan’s Company

2022 Board of Directors

Tina Almond
McCain Foods USA

Holly Anderson
Kraft Heinz

Tracey P. Beck
Conagra Brands, Inc. 

Gary Crowder
Smith Frozen Foods

Paul A. DiGenova*
Bonduelle North America

Rick Drummond*
B&G Foods

Adnan Durrani
Saffron Road

Mike Gerber
Bellisio Foods

Rick Holdren
The Pictsweet Company

Peter D. Johnston
Cavendish Farms Corporation

John MacArthur
Rite Stuff Foods, Inc

P.J. Mecozzi
Del Mar Food Products Corporation 

Debbie Radie
Boardman Foods

Chris Rhynalds
Lamb Weston

Eric Schwartz
Eckert Cold Storage 

Suvan Sharma*
Jain Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.

Tony Shurman*
Jasper Wyman and Son

Blake Smittcamp
Wawona Frozen Foods

Meghan Swan
J. R. Simplot Foods

Michael Thomas
Ajinomoto Foods

Joe Yanda
Lakeside Foods Inc.

*Executive Committee Member

AFFI Councils

Through AFFI’s Communications, Conferences & Member Services, Public Policy, International Processors, Legal, Scientific Advisory, and Logistics & Supply Chain Councils, the Institute seeks the guidance of its membership to better service the needs of its members. Council participation is a benefit of AFFI membership.

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