NJFC Re-elects Judith Spires Chairperson

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NJFC Re-elects Judith Spires Chairperson


The New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) has re-elected Judith Spires, CEO of Kings Super Markets, as its chairperson. “I’m both honored and thrilled to continue as the chairperson of the New Jersey Food Council,” said Spires during the organization’s annual membership meeting this week.

Joining Spires as association officers are Vice Chairman Richard Saker, Saker ShopRites; Associate Vice Chairman Joe McCarthy, Bimbo Bakeries USA; Treasurer Michael Rothwell, Pennington Quality Markets; Secretary Michael Murphy, Quick Chek Food Corporation; and President Linda Doherty, NJFC.

A new board of directors also was elected at the annual meeting. Retail member directors are: Dan Croce, Acme Markets; Rafael Cuellar, Cuellar, LLC/ShopRite of Passaic; David Maniaci, Nicholas Markets; Frank Mastrangelo, Supervalu, Eastern Division; James McCaffrey III, McCaffrey’s Markets; Colleen Meares, Stop and Shop Supermarkets; Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Markets; Joseph F. Pagano, Inserra Supermarkets; Jason Ravitz, Ravitz Family Markets; Peter Rojek, Fairway Markets; Phil Scaduto, Food Circus Super Markets; Leonard J. Sitar, ShopRite of Carteret; Joe Sofia, Wegmans Food Markets; William Sumas, Village Supermarkets; John Wachter, Murphy’s Markets of South Jersey; and Rich Wood, Wawa.

Board representatives include: Lisa Angeles, Kraft Foods North America; Jody Avallone, Nestle USA; Michael Biase, Mission Foods; Kelly Johnston, Campbell Soup Company; Mitch Klein, Krasdale Foods; Debbie Pregiato, Advantage Sales & Marketing; Kim Sines, Unilever; Michael Sullivan, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA; and Luis Tejada, GOYA Foods.