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 2023 Washington Summit in D.C., RJ Andrus of Idaho Falls, Idaho was elected to serve as NPC’s President and to lead the organization’s Executive Committee for one year.
2023 Executive Committee
Idaho Falls, Idaho
First Vice President and Vice President, Environmental Affairs
Monte Vista, Colorado
Vice President, Trade Affairs
Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Vice President, Grower Outreach and Industry Research
Hoople, North Dakota
Immediate Past President
2023 Board of Directors
Kathy Michael Sponheim
The NPC Executive Committee hosted the 2023 NPC Washington Summit, Feb. 27-March 3, 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 celebrated the release of a new economic impact study that found the potato supply chain generated more than $100.9 billion in economic activity in 2021 alone. Read more about the 2023 Washington Summit here.