Our Commitment

We are committed to serving our membership in the advancement of the grocery industry through a strong advocacy of engagement and idea exchange. Through education initiatives and community involvement, we provide ongoing career development and powerful networking opportunities.

Driving to End Hunger in North Carolina
with Proceeds to Benefit Second Harvest

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

More than a third of North Carolinians do not make enough money to meet their basic monthly expenses like food, housing, transportation to work, childcare and healthcare.

As the largest relief charity in the Charlotte Metro area, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina works to end hunger. We do this by supplying a network of almost 550 non-profit agencies and churches with food and essential grocery products.

Get involved today: www.secondharvestcharlotte.org

Board of Directors

  • Ellen Klinzing
  • President
  • Director Regional Sales, East
  • Prestige Brands
  • Paul Bleiberg
  • 1st Vice President
  • Director Specialty National Fds
  • Crossmark
  • Ed Hamilton
  • 2nd Vice President
  • Team Leader
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • Brian Baker
  • Secretary
  • Sr. Key Accounts Mgr.
  • UNFI
  • Mary Catherine Layman
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • National Account Manager
  • US Henkel
  • Shelly Bluhm
  • Communications Director
  • Sales Executive, CPG/GDM
  • Valassis Integrated Media
  • Gale Pendergraph
  • Chaplain
  • Retired
  • Nabisco
  • Chris Kwiatt
  • Key Account Manager SE
  • Malt-O-Meal Company
  • Tom Sandry
  • Category Manager
  • Campbell Sales Co.
  • Murrell Stubbs
  • Senior Business Manager
  • Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Mac McQueen
  • Trade Development
  • Cheerwine
  • Kathy Kozminski
  • Sr. Dir. Retail Brand Development
  • Catalina