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Leadership Board and Advocacy Directors

*Chair to be selected by the Board 

Denise Bode

Advocacy & Legal Counsel, Partner - Michael Best Strategies 

Address: 1000 Maine SW #400 Washington, D.C. 20024
Phone: 202-844-3804
Email: [email protected] 


Jon Brekken

Board Member, VP Western Vegetable Operations - Seneca Foods

Address: 600 5th Street SE Montgomery, MN 56069
Phone: 507-364-8290
Email: [email protected]


Steve Smith

Board Member, Sr. Director of Agriculture - Red Gold, Inc.

Address: PO Box 83 Elwood, IN 46036
Phone: 765-754-7527 Ext. 1419
Email: [email protected]


Steve Austin 

Board Member, Government Affairs - Red Gold, Inc. 

Address: PO Box 83 Elwood, IN 46036
Phone: 765-557-5500 Ext. 1311
Email: [email protected]


Jason Culotta

Board Member, President - Midwest Food Products Association 

Address: 4600 American Parkway, Suite 210, Madison, WI 53718  Phone: 608-255-9946
Email: [email protected]


Allen Mize 

Board Member, COO - McCall Farms

Address: 6615 Irby Effingham, SC 29541
Phone:  843-662-2223
Email: [email protected]


Dan Hartung 

Board Member, President - Hartung Brothers Farms 

Address: Hartung Brothers Farms, 708 Heartland Trail, Ste., 2000 Madison, WI 53717
Phone:  608-829-6000 Ext. 6002
Email: [email protected]


Nick Brisch 

Board Member, Operations - Lakeside Foods 

Address: PO Box 1327, Manitowoc, WI 54221 
Phone: 920-686-4074
Email: [email protected]