The New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) said Friday Wegmans Food Markets Senior Vice President and Division Manager for New Jersey and Metro New York Joseph Sofia will be elected the new chairman of the board.
NJFC will make the appointment official at its Annual Membership Meeting Reception on Jan. 30 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. At the same time, members of the New Jersey Food Council and attendees will nominate and elect new officers and the board of directors along with hosting a networking reception with the state’s leading food industry executives and professionals.
Joining the Officer team are Andrew Kent of Glass Gardens as vice chairman and Suzanne DelVecchio of QuickChek as secretary.
At the 2020 Membership event, attendees will also hear remarks from outgoing Chair Richard Saker of Saker ShopRites.
“Richard Saker has been an asset and a significant part of our history during his time as NJFC Chair. It is a bittersweet moment as Richard completes his term as Chair after celebrating our 50th Anniversary. We are equally excited to start a new decade with Joe Sofia and the new Officer team leading the way,” said Linda Doherty, NJFC president.
“The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for new members to gain insight into what the Food Council has to offer and to share public policy initiatives that will take place in the upcoming new year. Also, this event is the launching point for NJFC members to learn of the organizations’ updated priorities, major events, and various committees in which they can participate,” she added.