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Kevin Schwab Takes NFRA Helm as New Officers, Directors are Elected

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Kevin Schwab, senior vice president of sales and marketing at the Pictsweet Company (pictured above), was elected chairman of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association during the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA-headquartered organization’s recent annual board of directors meeting, which was held virtually. 

The frozen vegetable company executive has served on the NFRA board from 2003-05 and again from 2012-21. He was chairman-elect from 2019-2021, and is also a member of the Honorable Order of Golden Penguins.

Other officers elected at the meeting were: John Arnold, Sargento Foods, chairman-elect; Neil Ritchey, InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises, secretary; Mark Tarzwell, Ateeco, Inc./Mrs. T’s Pierogies, treasurer; Tye Anthony, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), vice chairman – frozen; and Joey Bates, Harris Teeter, vice chairman – refrigerated.

Newly named to the board of directors were: Tracy Aquila, Southeastern Grocers; Todd Bostian, Lowes Foods; Jim Buchta, CROSSMARK; Amanda Klane, Yasso, Inc.; Lauren Corprew, General Mills; Mike Ridenour, Kraft Heinz Company; Shannon Sherrard, Graeter’s Ice Cream; and Marcelle Smalley, Oliva International Foods.

Re-elected to the board were: Chris Groll, Florida’s Natural; Risa Jenkins, C&S Wholesale Grocers; Bill Kynast, Chobani Global Holding; and Jeff Nelson, Impact NSS.