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 2021 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine was elected to serve as NPC’s 2021 President and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.

2021 Executive Committee

Dominic LaJoie

President

Van Buren, Maine

Jared Balcom

First Vice President and Vice President, Trade Affairs

Pasco, Washington

RJ Andrus

Vice President, Legislative and Government Affairs

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Bob Mattive 

Vice President, Environmental Affairs Committee

Monte Vista, Colorado

Ted Tschirky

Vice President, Grower Outreach and Industry Research

Pasco, Washington

Ben Sklarczyk

Vice President, Finance Committee

Johannesburg, Michigan

President Britt Raybould

Britt Raybould

Immediate Past President

Rexburg, Idaho


2021 Board of Directors

California

Sid Staunton, Tulelake

Colorado

Miguel Diaz, Alamosa

Tyler Mitchell, Monte Vista

Harry Strohauer, LaSalle

Florida

Danny Johns, Hastings

Idaho

Nick Blanksma, Hammett  

Todd Cornelison, Rexburg

Mark Darrington, Declo

Dean Gibson, Paul

Randy Hardy, Oakley

Eric Jemmett, Parma

Brett Jensen, Idaho Falls

Klaren Koompin, American Falls

Craig Searle, Burley

Jason Stoddard, Grace

Alex Tiede, American Falls

Ritchey Toevs, Aberdeen

Dillon VanOrden, Pingree

Lynn Wilcox, Rexburg

Maine

Darrell McCrum, Mars Hill

Robbie Irving, Caribou

Michigan

Rebecca Johnson, Edmore

Minnesota

Lance Hapka, Halma

Peter Imle, Gonvick

Montana

Dan Lake, Ronan

Nebraska

Derek Robinson, Bridgeport

New York

Ralph Child, Malone

North Carolina

Chris Hopkins, Columbia

North Dakota

TJ Hall, Edinburg

Keith McGovern, Fargo

Brian Vculek, Crete 

Ohio

Todd Michael, Urbana

Oregon

Dan Chin, Klamath Falls

Greg Harris, Boardman

Mark Ward, Baker City

Pennsylvania

David Masser, Sacramento

South Dakota

Milt Carter, Watertown

Virginia

Matthew Hickman, Horntown

Washington

Josh Bunger, Pasco

Ellie Charvet, Pasco

Heath Gimmestad, Moses Lake

Mark Hammer, Pasco

Roger Hawley, Bellingham

Mike Madsen, Pasco

Grant Morris, Pasco

Chris Olsen, Othello

Albert Stahl, Ritzville

Adam Weber, Quincy

Marvin Wollman, Warden

Wisconsin

Mark Finnessy, Plover 

Jeremie Pavelski, Hancock

Eric Schroeder, Antigo  

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The NPC Executive Committee hosted the virtual 2021 Potato D.C. Fly-In, Feb. 24-27, which brought the industry together to “Stand Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.” This included leading more than 160 growers and industry partners as they visited with their representatives in Congress to communicate the industry’s policy priorities.