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Potatoes USA Elects New Leadership During 2017 Annual Meeting

Potatoes USA Elects New Leadership During 2017 Annual Meeting

The Potatoes USA Executive Committee:
(back row from left to right) Mike Pink, Jay LaJoie, Jason Davenport, Blair Richardson, John Halverson, Doug Poe, Marty Meyers, David Tonso.
(front row from left to right) Steve Gangwish, Phil Hickman, Jerry Tominaga, Dan Moss

March 27, 2017
The Potatoes USA grower membership elected new leadership during its Annual Meeting held in Denver, CO, March 13-16.

The Potatoes USA Executive Committee is comprised by the Chair, Immediate Past Chair, and the Co-Chairs of each committee.

They will serve a one year term through Potatoes USA Annual Meeting to be held in March 2018. The following section lists the new Executive Committee members and their positions.

Potatoes USA Leadership


CHAIR

  • John Halverson (Arbyrd, MO)

DOMESTIC MARKETING

Co-Chairs
  • Jerry Tominaga (Rupert, ID)
  • David Tonso (Center, CO)

RESEARCH

Co-Chairs
  • Steve Gangwish (Kearney, NE)
  • Dan Moss (Declo, ID)

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

  • Mike Pink (Mesa, WA)

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Co-Chairs
  • Marty Myers (Boardman, OR)
  • Doug Poe (Connell, WA)

INDUSTRY OUTREACH

Co-Chairs
  • Jason Davenport (Arvin, CA)
  • Jay LaJoie (Van Buren, ME)

FINANCE

Chair
  • Phil Hickman (Horntown, VA)
The marketing committees will work over the next twelve months to guide how the Potatoes USA staff will implement the Board’s marketing and promotion programs.

These programs run on a July through June fiscal year. They are targeted at consumers, food manufacturers, chefs and nutritionists in the domestic market. In the targeted international markets these programs engage importers and distributors, foodservice operators, food manufacturers, consumers, and retailers.
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Potatoes USA - until recently named the United States Potato Board (USPB) - is the nation’s potato marketing organization. Potatoes USA is the central organizing force in implementing programs that will increase demand for potatoes.