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
Jill Clark Tony Schmitz
Eric S. Wenger Tim Burleson
Michelle Poulk Melissa Ashhurst-Foott
Charles Kocot Nicholas J. Sargeanston
Andrew J. Sargeantson
Gregory Olsen Mathias Leitner
Lisa Hansel Jeff Hull
Blake Shook Joan M Gunter
Douglas M. Hauke Mark Jensen
Valeri Severson Joseph Sanroma
Cheif Executive Officer:
All board member nominations are made by qualified national organizations and selected by the USDA Agriculture Secretary. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.