Board of Directors
|Gonzalo Avila, Past Chairman
Malena Produce, Inc.
| Bobby Astengo
Peppers Plus, LLC.
| Jaime Chamberlain
J-C Distributing, Inc.
| Raquel Espinoza
Flavor King Farms
| Sabrina Hallman
Sierra Seed Company, LLC
|Juan Manuel Ibarra Pablos
Marengo Foods Company LLC
|Demetrio A. Kyriakis
K&K International Logistics – Nogales Customs House Brokers Association
| James Martin
Wilson Produce, LLC
| Scott Vandervoet, Chairman
Vandervoet and Associates, Inc.
|Leonardo Tarriba, Chairman Elect
Farmer’s Best, International
|Jose Antonio Martinez
Divine Flavor LLC
| Juan Pablo Monlina
| Bert Monteverde, Jr.
H.M. Distributors, Inc.
Del Campo Supreme
Pandol Brothers, Inc.
| Walter Ram
The Giumarra Companies
| Mikee Suarez
M.A.S Melons & Grapes, LLC
The executive committee is nominated by the board of director distributor members, and consists of the Chairman, Chairman Elect and seven (7) distributor member directors. The executive committee may exercise the powers of the board of directors, and shall report its actions to the board of directors at the board of directors’ meetings. The executive committee meets no less than monthly.
|Gonzalo Avila||Walter Ram|
|Jaime Chamberlain||Rod Sbragia|
|Matt Mandel||Mikee Suarez|
|James Martin||Leonardo Tarriba|
|Jose Antonio Martinez||Scott Vandervoet|
The budget committee is responsible for analyzing the FPAA’s past income and expenditures, projecting the upcoming year’s truck crossings and estimating expenditures to set the budget for the upcoming scal year.
|Gonzalo Avila||Matt Mandel|
|Jaime Chamberlain||Bert Monteverde, Jr.|
The building committee is responsible for making decisions on infrastructure of FPAA office including additions and alterations to the office building.
|Gonzalo Avila||Bert Monteverde, Jr.|
|Jaime Chamberlain||Matt Mandel|
The crisis management committee is responsible for working with FPAA staff to develop and continually improve contingency plans on all possible negative events that could impact FPAA members. is would include: food safety outbreaks, border closures and other committee-defined potential crisis.
|Jaime Chamberlain||Martin Ley|
|Chris Ciruli||Walter Ram|
The convention committee is responsible for establishing the goal of this celebration as well as overseeing its planning and execution.
|Rod Sbragia||Gonzalo Avila|
|Chuck Thomas||Mikee Suarez|
The higher education committee works closely with educational institutions such as UA and ASU to facilitate intern and research programs.
|Chris Ciruli||Chairman, Mango Division|
|Jimmy Munguia||Chairman, Tomato Division|
|John Pandol||Chairman, Grape Division|