The Western Association of Food Chains Inc.'s new executive board is Greg McNiff (from left), Scott Drew, Pat Posey and Paul Gianetto. ( Courtesy WAFC )

The Western Association of Food Chains, Lakewood, Calif., appointed new officers and board members.

The new board was appointed during the group’s executive committee meeting on May 2, according to a news release.
New officers are:

  • Greg McNiff, president of Stater Bros. Markets, president and chairman;
  • Scott Drew, executive vice president of Smart & Final Stores, vice president;
  • Pat Posey, vice president of non-perishables, procurement and merchandising for Bristol Farms, treasurer;
  • Paul Giannetto, senior vice president of sales and merchandising for Raleys, secretary; and 

Sarah Wehling, senior vice president of Costco Wholesale, WAFC advisory chairwoman.
The board’s advisory members are:

  • Mike Stigers, Cub Foods/UNFI;
  • Kevin Curry, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions; 
  • Bryan Kaltenbach, Food4Less/Foods Co.;
  • Donna Tyndall – Gelson’s

Board members are:

  • John Alston, Brookshire Brothers;
  • Edward Basha III, Bashas’ Inc.;
  • Neal Berube, Associated Foods;
  • Robert Branton, Ralphs Grocery Co.;
  • Jack Breeding, Food4Less/Foods Co.;
  • Wendy Coldesina, Costco;
  • Barry Craft, Bashas’ Inc.;
  • Joe Falvey, UNFI;
  • Steve Fujimoto, Albertsons/Safeway-Portland;
  • Miguel Garcia, Kroger-Dallas;
  • Dennis Gibson, Fred Meyer;
  • Mike Hendry, Northgate Gonzalez Market (education chairman); 
  • Trey Johnson, Save Mart;
  • Kevin Lovell, Albertsons/Safeway - NorCal; and
  • Sam Masterson, Good Food Holdings; 
  • Rob McDougall, Gelson’s;
  • Dan Murphy, UNFI;
  • Tyler Myers, Myers Group;
  • Tom Nelson, Albertsons/Safeway - Southwest;
  • Matt Reeve, Smart & Final;
  • Dan Sanders, Sprouts Farmers Market;
  • Megan Snyder, WinCo Foods; 
  • Mimi Song, Superior Grocers;
  • Keith Thomas, Stater Bros. Markets;
  • Jim Wallace, Sprouts Farmers Market; 
  • Richard Wardwell, Superior Grocers;
  • Rick Williams Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions; and
  • Eric Winn, C&S Wholesale Grocers. 
 
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