NGRA’S 2021 Officer and Board Elections

At the Annual Meeting of the Members, held virtually on January 25, 2021, NGRA held its annual election of officers and Board directors. We are pleased to renew the terms of all four NGRA officers and five Board directors, and to install two new directors on our Board, as follows:

Officers – Elected annually for a one-year term

  • Russ Smithyman, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates – Chair
  • Allison Jordan, Wine Institute – Vice Chair
  • Dan Martinez, Martinez Orchards – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Tony Stephen, American Vineyard Foundation (Scheid Family Wines) – Past Chair

Commodity Sector Representatives – Elected for three-year terms

  • Dan Martinez, Martinez Orchards – Rootstock/Nursery
  • Vicky Scharlau, Washington Winegrowers – Vinifera Species
  • Andrew Meggitt, Missouri Wine & Grape Board (St. James Winery) – Native/Hybrid Species  NEW TO OUR BOARD
  • Steve Vasquez, Sun-Maid Growers of California – Raisins  NEW TO OUR BOARD

At-Large Representatives – Elected for three-year terms

  • Nick Dokoozlian, E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Marshall Miller, Thornhill Companies
  • Jason Smith, Valley Farm Management

Thank you and congratulations to all! As announced at the meeting, NGRA now has a vacancy on our Board for a Southwest Regional Representative (three-year term). Could this be you?

See all NGRA Board members and officers.