Grower Leadership

Grassroots Driven, Member Led

As a grower-led organization, NPC is managed by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors, which oversees its operations and provides guidance on its policy activities. Board members are appointed by the Executive Committee from recommendations submitted by state potato grower organizations and hold office for one calendar year.

At NPC’s 2024 Washington Summit in D.C., Bob Mattive of Monte Vista, Colorado, was elected to serve as NPC’s President and to lead the organization’s Executive Committee for one year.

2024 Executive Committee

Bob Mattive 


Monte Vista, Colorado

Ted Tschirky

First Vice President and Vice President, Trade Affairs

Pasco, Washington

Ben Sklarczyk

Vice President, Environmental Affairs

Johannesburg, Michigan

Dean Gibson

Vice President, Legislative Affairs

Paul, Idaho

TJ Hall

Vice President, Finance and Office Procedures

Hoople, North Dakota

Chris Olsen

Vice President, Grower Outreach and Industry Research

Othello, Washington

RJ Andrus

Immediate Past President

Idaho Falls, Idaho

2024 Board of Directors


Sid Staunton​


Miguel Diaz​
Tyler Mitchell​
Mark Peterson​
Harry Strohauer


Nick Blanksma​
Mark Darrington​
Randy Hardy​
Eric Jemmett​
Brett Jensen​
Klaren Koompin​
Dan Moss​
Jaren Raybould​
Craig Searle​
Jason Stoddard​
Alex Tiede​
Ritchey Toevs​
Dillon VanOrden​
Lynn Wilcox


Robbie Irving​
Darrell McCrum​


Luke Parr​
Kevin Storm​


Peter Imle


Dan Lake

New York

Ralph Child

North Carolina

Chris Hopkins

North Dakota

Jackson Hall​


Kathy Michael Sponheim


Dan Chin​
Greg Harris​
Mark Ward


David Masser


Jared Balcom​
Josh Bunger​
Ellie Charvet​
Heath Gimmestad​
Mark Hammer​
Roger Hawley​
Grant Morris​
Jordan Reed​
Adam Weber​
Marvin Wollman


Mark Finnessy​
Keith Wolter​
Eric Schroeder

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The NPC Executive Committee hosted the 2024 NPC Washington Summit, Feb. 26-March 1, which brought the industry together to “Stand Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.” In addition to a week of education and advocacy, U.S. potato growers and industry partners released a new economic impact study that U.S. potato exports contribute $4.8 billion to the U.S. economy and support nearly 34,000 American jobs. Learn more at