Members

The Board consists of 10 members appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture:

 

Chairperson:          Vice Chairperson:          Secretary-Treasurer:

Jill Clark               Eric Wenger                  Charles Kocot

 

Board Members                            Alternates

 

First Handlers:

Jill Clark                                                           Tony Schmitz

Eric S. Wenger                                                    Tim Burleson

Michelle Poulk​                                                    Melissa Ashhurst-Foott

 

Importers:

Charles Kocot                                                    Nicholas J. Sargeanston

Andrew J. Sargeantson

 

Importer-Handler:

Gregory Olsen                                                   Mathias Leitner

 

Marketing Cooperative:

Lisa Hansel                                                      Jeff Hull

 

Producers:

Blake Shook                                                     Joan M Gunter

Douglas M. Hauke                                              Mark Jensen

Valeri Severson                                                 Joseph Sanroma

 

Cheif Executive Officer:

Margaret Lombard

 

Interested in Serving on the National Honey Board?

All board member nominations are made by qualified national organizations and selected by the USDA Agriculture Secretary. Please email questions to honey@nhb.org.

 

Diversity Policy

The Board’s programs are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status or other basis protected by law; and it is the Board’s policy that membership on the Board and its committees reflect the diversity of individuals served by its programs. It is therefore the Board’s policy to have industry representatives from diverse backgrounds on the Board and committees. To this end, the Board strongly encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to seek nominations to the Board and committees, and to participate in Board and committee activities. The Board strongly encourages those qualified organizations making nominations to make every effort to emphasize the selection of qualified persons for Board positions without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status or other basis protected by law.