Mar 18, 2013USPB news: Davis elected chairman
Rob Davis, of Connell, Wash., was elected the 2013 U.S. Potato Board (USPB) chairman during the USPB annual meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Davis, a process grower in the Columbia Basin, succeeds Sid Staunton, of Tulelake, Calif., as USPB chairman.
Joining Davis on the executive committee are: Finance – Brian Krischenmann, California; International Marketing – Eric Halverson, North Dakota; Marty Myers, Oregon; and Ritchey Toevs, Idaho; Industry Communications and Policy – John Meyer, New York; Chris Salgell, Oklahoma; Domestic Marketing – Mike Carter, Wisconsin; Bruce Richardson, Virginia; Brett Jensen, Idaho – Research; Past chairman Sid Staunton.
Members voted to continue the grower assessment of .03 per cwt. They also voted to expand the administrative committee from 33 to 40 members. The Northwest caucus was increased from 13 to 18 members and the North Central caucus increased from six to eight members.
Two members of the USPB could not attend the meeting at due to injury.
Teresa Kuwahara, international marketing manager for dehy, food aid and market access program, suffered a broken pelvis, a broken right fibula and a concussion when she was struck by a car that ran a red light at an intersection in Denver.
Kathleen Triou, vice president of domestic marketing, broke her leg in a skiing accident.
The USPB is moving to new offices. They will be moving on Friday, March 22. Beginning March 25 its new address will be 4949 S. Syracuse, Suite 400, Denver, Colo., 80237.