In addition to the PTNPA Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Staff Team, Strategic Committees play a significant role in informing PTNPA business priorities, events and activities. Each Strategic Committee is led by a member of our Board of Directors. Any representative from a PTNPA Member company (active or associate) in good standing is encouraged to serve on a committee.
If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVOCACY & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Advocacy Committee tracks important regulatory issues of concern to the nut industry. They work to ensure that the PTNPA is in regular contact with Key Agencies and Congressional Representatives who influence the business landscape for PTNPA Member companies, and mobilize PTNPA Members to act when needed. This Committee also informs, plans and encourages member participation in the Annual PTNPA Congressional Listen and Learn event in Washington DC, as well as regular meetings with Key Regulatory Agencies.
Chair: Joe Graziano, Jr., Co-Chair: Karl Zimmer
The purpose of the Technical Committee is to track, discuss and consolidate scientific and technical trends and information of interest to the entire Nut Industry and to serve as providers of educational information for PTNPA Members.
Chair: Bob Sauer, Co-Chair: Hiroki Hiura
MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
This committee is charged with promoting and preserving the integrity of the PTNPA name, brand, mission and vision through communications and public relations activities designed to provide industry related facts and information of value to Members, influencers and those involved in the overall success of the nut industry.
Chair: Greg Mills
MEMBERSHIP AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE
The Membership and Industry Committee keeps a close watch on industry trends and dynamics, while understanding and delivering consistent value to PTNPA members based on their interests and needs. This Committee creates and implement plans for leadership/member collaboration, educational and networking opportunities, and ultimately providing the greatest value possible to PTNPA Members and industry partners.
Chair: George Argires
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Board Only)
Chair: Brian Ezell (Past-Chairman of the Board)
Involved in planning all aspects of the Annual PTNPA Convention, this Committee sets the Convention program/agenda, researches/identifies speakers and timely topics of interest to PTNPA member, and ensures Members participation/ support and satisfaction with this long-standing event.
Chair: Joel Perkins