Education Session Speakers

the nga show 2022 education session speakers

See who spoke at The NGA Show 2022! To view which sessions each speaker participated in, click their profile!
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john abbene
John Abbene
mike abbene
Mike Abbene
Cloud Services Manager,
arthur ackles
Arthur Ackles
Sr. VP of Merchandising, Buying, and Store Design,
Roche Bros.
paul adams
Paul Adams
Paul Adams & Associates
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
AR Marketing
Ken Andrews
Ken Andrews
Millennium Data Technologies
ted balistreri
Ted Balistreri
Sendik's Food Markets,
troy beeler
Troy Beeler
Co-Founder & General Manager,
Future Commerce Initiative (FCI)
rob belcore
Robert Belcore
Chief Customer Officer / Co-Founder,
RSA America
brittany benton
Brittany Benton
Customer Care Manager,
carey berger
Carey P. Berger
JD, CLU, ChFC, President,
The BSR Group, Inc.
amit bhardwaj
Amit Bhardwaj
VP of Customer Experience & Product Consulting,
thomas bird
Thomas Bird
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
phil blackburn
Phil Blackburn
REM Market LLC
thom bliscok
Thom Blischok
Chairman & CEO,
The Dialogic Group, LLC
michelle breyer
Michelle Breyer
Chief Marketing Officer,
kevin brooks
Kevin Brooks
Chief Marketing Officer,
chris christie
Chris Christie
Former Governor,
New Jersey
dave cleckner
Dave Cleckner
Director of Operations,
Buehlers Foods
william colon
William Colón
President & CEO,
World of Latino Cuisine, Inc.
jennifer conrad
Jennifer Conrad
Sr. Consultant, Education Partnerships,
Strategic Education, Inc.
kevin coupe
Kevin Coupe
Content Guy,
alexa dash
Alexa Dash
Director of E-Commerce,
Dash's Markets
jim dudlicek
Jim Dudlicek
Director, Communications and External Affairs,
National Grocers Association
joseph dwyer
Joseph Dwyer
Data Scientist,
BRData Software Solutions
robert easley
Robert Easley
Industry Veteran | Retail Sr. Executive,
RSA America
leigh engelbrecht
Leigh Engelbrecht
Advay Media Group
richard estep
Richard Estep
Eastern Division Business Development Manager,
Ace Hardware Corporation
greg ferrara
Greg Ferrara
President & CEO,
National Grocers Association
jason forrester
Jason Forrester
Retail Business Solutions,
Associated Wholesale Grocers
tom furphy
Tom Furphy
CEO & Managing Director,
Consumer Equity Partners
brett gardner
Brett Gardner
Director of Safety and Food Safety,
Cub Foods
vic gatto
Vic Gatto
Jump Start Health
paulo goezler
Paulo Goezler
President & CEO,
IGA Coca-Cola Institute
ron graff
Ron Graff
Columbiana Foods, Inc.
doug haworth
Doug Haworth
VP of Operations,
Woods Supermarkets
david henry
David Henry
COO & Co-Founder,
Card Isle
christie hess
Cristy Hess
Director of HR,
Busch's, Inc.
nick hidalgo
Nick Hidalgo
VP of IT,
Redner's Food Markets
jill hollingsworth
Jill Hollingsworth
VP of Food Safety,
Ecolab Retail
corbin holsinger
Corbin Holsinger
Sr. Director of Retail Technology,
mike hornigold
Mike Hornigold
EVP of Digital,
dennis host
Dennis Host
VP of Marketing,
Coborn's, Inc.
katie hotze
Katie Hotzie
Founder & CEO,
Grocery Shopii
heidi huff
Heidi Huff
VP, Business Partnerships,
IGA, Inc.
heidi huff
Steve K Kasper
Director of MIS,
North State Grocery
gerry kettler
Gerry Kettler
Director, Consumer Affairs,
Niemann Foods, Inc.
amanda lai
Amanda Lai
Consulting Sr. Manager,
jay lovelace
Jay Lovelace
Chief Commercial Officer,
meg major
Meg Major
Director of Industry Relations,
eric martell
Eric Martell
Pear Commerce
ted mason
Ted Mason
Retail Technology Consultant,
National Grocers Association Foundation
gary massengill
Gary Massengill
General Manager,
Retail Data Systems
chelsea matzen
Chelsea Matzen
Project Manager,
National Grocers Association
Meaghan McGrath
Meaghan McGrath
Director of Product Development,
Local Bounty
andrew mcquilkan
Andrew McQuilkan
Retail Leader - Partner,
BHDP Architects
Michelle Mendoza
Michelle Mendoza
VP of Marketing & Customer Experience,
Associated Supermarket Group
larry miller
Larry Miller
Smart Retail Solutions
Eric Mittenthal
Eric Mittenthal
Chief Strategy Officer,
North American Meat Institute
joe moody
Joe Moody
Founder / Banjo's Buddies and Sr. VP/East Coast Region,
SmartMarket for Business
scott moses
Scott Moses
Managing Director - Head of Grocery,
Pharmacy and Restaurants Investment Banking, Solomon Partners
ron murphy
Ron Murphy
Murphy's Fresh Markets
meagan nelson
Meagan Nelson
Director, Retail Partners,
nick nickitas
Nick Nickitas
Founder & CEO,
Rosie, Inc.
alex nin
Alex Nin
NIN Consulting, Inc.
jon nordmark
Jon Nordmark
Co-Founder & CEO,
thomas parkinson
Thomas Parkinson
Founder & Chief Product Officer,
Sifter SP, Inc.
thomas parkinson
Nakul Patel
Mt. Plymouth IGA Fresh Market
Phil Penta
Phil Penta
Managing Director,
3 Guys From Brooklyn
sastry penumarthy
Sastry Penumarthy
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer,
david peterson
David Peterson
VP of Retail Operations, Merchandising, and Marketing,
Reasor's Foods
john phillips
John Phillips
Senior Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Go-to-Market,
josh ray
Josh Ray
Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder,
ShopHero Inc.
lauren redman
Lauren Redman
Leader of the Pack/President & CEO,
Rudy's Market, Inc.. DBA Newport Avenue Market
ryan richard
Ryan Richard
VP, Community Engagement,
shawn robertson
Shawn Robertson
Western Division - Business Development Manager,
Ace Hardware Corporation
john ross
John Ross
President & CEO,
IGA, Inc.
charlie russell
Charlie Russell
Director, Produce & Floral,
Club Foods
robert rybrick
Robert Rybrick
President & CEO,
Geissler's Supermarkets, Inc.
britanny saunier
Britanny Saunier
Executive Director,
The Partnership for Food Safety Education
johnny serrano
Johnny Serrano
Sr. Director, Retail Sales,
dylana silver
Dylana Silver
Director of Marketing,
Krasdale Foods
Dimitry Sokolov
Dimitry Sokolov
Global Industry Strategist,
patrick spear
Patrick Spear
Tomorrow Group
neil stern
Neil Stern
Good Food Holdings, Inc.
michael stigers
Michael Stigers
Cub Foods, UNFI
stephanie stuckey
Stephanie Stuckey
Stuckey's Corporation
seth tamminga
Seth Tamminga
Area VP,
Talent Reef
gray taylor
Gray Taylor
Executive Director,
shad taylor
Shad Taylor
Solution Architect - Retail & Hospitality,
laura temke
Laura Temke
Food Safety Manager,
Sendik's Food Markets
brad thomas
Brad Thomas
VP, Customer Development Sales Agency,
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
john thompson
John Thompson
President & CEO,
ShoptoCook, LLC
joe toscano
Joe Toscano
VP & Director of Trade and Industry Development,
Nestle Purina North America
michael uetz
Michael Uetz
Principal / Owner,
Midan Marketing
dawn valandingham
Dawn Valandingham
Sr. VP of Retail,
glen walter
Glen Walter
VP, Retail Sales,
Idahoan Foods
Jenn Weisgram
Jenn Weisgram
Sr. Director of Fresh Merchandising,
Coborns, Inc.
dave wendland
Dave Wendland
VP of Strategic Relations,
Hamacher Resource Group
josh white
Josh White
Chief Marketing Officer,
Local Bounti
maggie white
Maggie White
Director, NGA Foundation,
National Grocers Association
justin xu
Justin Xu
Founder & General Manager,
Zlight Technology
laura zappi
Laura Zappi
Director of Marketing,
HAC, Inc.
adam zimmerman
Adam Zimmerman
Partner, SVP Product Development,
Design House
Russell Zwanka
Russell Zwanka
Associate Professor of Marketing,
Western Michigan University