Members

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

Chairperson:  Vice Chairperson: Secretary-Treasurer:
Eric Wenger  Michelle Poulk    Lisa Hansel

 

Board Members   Alternates
First Handlers:   First Handler Alternates:
John Olney    
Eric S. Wenger   Tim Burleson
Michelle Poulk​    Alan Turanski
Importers:   Importer Alternates:
Thomas Sargeantson   Tim Burleson
Maren Martin   Alan Turanski
Importer-Handler:   Importer-Handler Alternate:
Gregory Brekke Olsen   Mathias Leitner
Marketing Cooperative:   Marketing Cooperative Alternate:
Lisa Hansel   Jeff Hull
Producers:   Producer Alternates:
Joseph Sanroma   Darren Cox
Douglas M. Hauke      Mark Jensen
Patricia Sundberg      Kevin Jensen
Chief 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. To be considered, please fill out this application.

 

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.