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

VP Western Vegetable Operations - Seneca Foods

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


Steve Smith

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

Government Affairs - Red Gold, Inc.

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


Jason Culotta

President - Midwest Food Products Association 

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


Stewart Higgins

Director Agriculture/Supply Chain- McCall Farms

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


Mark Enter 

Operations - Lakeside Foods 

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


Ashish Malik

Government Affairs - Del Monte

Address: 205 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: 925-949-2772
Email: [email protected]


Michael Rettig

Global General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer - Giorgi

Address: 108 Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Blandon, PA 19510
Phone: 713-861-0007
Email: [email protected]


John Pelizzari

Chief Operating Officer - Burnette Foods

Address: 701 US-31 South, PO Box 128, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Phone: 231-264-8116
Email: [email protected]


Steve Savell

Director, External Affairs & Sustainability - Bush Brothers & Company

Address: 1016 E Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909
Phone: 865-588-7685
Email: [email protected]