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Please click on a link below to find current committee members and industry representatives for the California Rice Commission.

For more information about board elections, please contact Jana Ensminger at (916) 387-2264.
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Board of Directors
District Term Directors Alternates
District 1 3 Robert Doornbos Tracy Schohr
3 Imran H. Khan Vacant Seat
1 Josh Sheppard Vacant Seat
2 Frank Rehermann Stacy Gore
District 2 3 Vincent Andreotti Donald Bransford
3 Jim LaGrande C. Lorenzo Pope
3 Alex Struckmeyer Chris Torres
3 Nic Weber William Wallace
1 Leo LaGrande Logan Ornbaun
2 Vacant Seat Vacant Seat
District 3 3 Seth Fiack Sandy Willard Denn
1 John Amaro Vacant Seat
2 David Perry Vacant Seat
District 4 3 Charley Mathews, Jr. Linda Morello
3 Nicole Montna Van Vleck Gregory Van Dyke
1 Michael Rue Brian McKenzie
2 Tom Butler Jonathan Munger
2 Michael Bosworth Michael Ziegenmeyer
2 Bert Manuel Keith Davis
District 5 2 Sean Doherty Steve Schuler
2 Mike DeWit Harry Fredericks
2 Kim Gallagher Vacant Seat

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Handler Directors and Alternatives
Handlers Directors Alternates
ADM Rice Brian Barrett Jose Rodriguez
American Commodity Company Chris Crutchfield Bob Watts
Associated Rice Marketing Cooperative Mark Kimmelshue Carrie Lindblad
Bunge Milling, Inc. Dan Squires Brian Greathouse
Butte County Rice Growers Association Carl Hoff Vacant Seat
California Family Foods, LLC Dave Myers Dave Lohman
California Heritage Mills Steven Sutter Patrick Brandon
California Rice Marketers Joe Azevedo Vacant Seat
Calrose Cooperative Logan Wilson Vacant Seat
Cash Rice Network Stuart Hoetger Vacant Seat
Farm And Trade Jeremy Zwinger David Steffenson
Farmers’ Rice Cooperative Rick Rhody Brice Lauppe
FarWest Rice, Inc. Steve Ross Bill Helms
Lundberg Family Farms Jessica Lundberg Grant Lundberg
PGP International George Graham Alex Balafoutis
Rice Growers Association Patrick Daddow Mark Chesini
Rice Researchers, Inc. Polly Okamoto Vern Vierra
Sun Valley Rice Company, LLC Jennifer Kalfsbeek Christine Birdsong
SunFoods, LLC Kent Wiley Matt Alonso
SunWest Foods, Inc. Drew Becker Brad Hall
Tamaki Rice Corporation Kurt Barrett Vacant Seat
Valley Commodities Robby Berg Parrish Odesha

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Committees

Committee Chairs
Executive Committee Mark Kimmelshue
California Rice Producers’ Committee Nicole Van Vleck
Budget/Finance Committee Mark Kimmelshue
Public Education Chris Crutchfield
Industry Affairs Josh Sheppard
International Marketing & Promotion Michael Rue
Research & Technology Sean Doherty
Rice Certification Committee Charley Mathews
Rice Certification Committee Lorenzo Pope

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Executive Committee
Tom Butler
Sean Doherty
Jennifer Kalfsbeek
Imran Khan
Mark Kimmelshue
Rick Rhody
Josh Sheppard
Logan Wilson

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California Rice Producers’ Committee
Recommended 2017/18
Don Bransford
Tom Butler
Keith Davis
Mike DeWit
Sean Doherty
Seth Fiack
Harry Frederick
Kim Gallagher
Punch Haskell
Imran Khan
Mark Kimmelshue
Jim LaGrande
Leo LaGrande
Bert Manuel
Charley Mathews
Frank Rehermann
Michael Rue
Steve Rystrom
Josh Sheppard
Alex Struckmeyer
Don Traynham
Bob Van Dyke
Gregory Van Dyke
Nicole Van Vleck
Bill Wallace

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Budget/Finance Committee
Recommended 2017/18
Chris Crutchfield
Pat Daddow
Sean Doherty
Harry Frederick
Brian Greathouse
Bill Helms
Mark Kimmelshue
Brice Lauppe
Linda Morello
Rick Rhody
Dan Squires
Shan Staka
David Steffenson
Steve Sutter
Alternates
Joe Azevedo
Doug Burton
Stuart Hoetger
Tim Kelleher
Gregory Van Dyke
Nic Weber
Logan Wilson

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Public Education
Recommended 2017/18
Mike Bosworth
Patrick Brandon
Tom Butler
Chris Crutchfield
George Graham
Adam McCalister
Kurt Richter
Nicole Van Vleck
Bill Wallace
Kent Wiley
Logan Wilson
Jeremy Zwinger
Alternates
Nick Fox
Brett LaGrande
Zach Urrutia

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Industry Affairs
Recommended 2017/18
Tom Andringa
Drew Becker
Michael Bosworth
Joe Carrancho
Mark Chesini
Keith Davis
Mike DeWit
Rob Doornbos
Kim Gallagher
Brian Greathouse
Carl Hoff
Mark Kimmelshue
Jim LaGrande
Jon Munger
Damon Roush
Josh Sheppard
Alex Struckmeyer
Alternates
Christine Birdsong
Don Bransford
Steve Butler
Stacy Gore
Kent McKenzie
David Myers
Frank Rehermann
Rick Rhody
Tracy Schohr
Sandy Willard-Denn

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International Marketing & Promotion
Recommended 2017/18
Derek Alarcon
Alex Balafoutis
Brian Barrett
Kurt Barrett
Chris Crutchfield
Pat Daddow
John Gardias
Bill Helms
Imran Khan
Mark Kimmelshue
Charley Mathews
Rick Rhody
Michael Rue
Dan Squires
Gregory Van Dyke
Steve Vargas
Bob Watts
Jeremy Zwinger
Alternates
Drew Becker
Rob Doornbos
Stuart Hoetger
Jennifer Kalfsbeek
Bert Manuel
Brian McKenzie
Steven Michel
David Steffenson
Alex Struckmeyer
Nic Weber
Logan Wilson

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Research & Technology
Recommended 2017/18
Sean Doherty
Joe Kepiro
Mark Kimmelshue
John Konkle
Brice Lauppe
Charley Mathews
Brad McGeoghegan
Kent McKenzie
Jon Munger
Jose Rodriguez
Vern Vierra
Bill Wallace
Alternates
Vincent Androtti
Alex Balafoutis
Michael Bosworth
Brian McKenzie
David Perry
Alex Struckmeyer
Sandy Willard- Denn

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Rice Certification Committee
Charley Mathews
Lorenzo Pope
Michael Rue
Gary Stone
Bert Manuel
Brad McGeoghegan
Jim Stewart
Bob Stewart
Joe Tauscher
Kent McKenzie
Kevin Dennis
George Gough
Cass Mutters

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USA Rice Federation Boards & Committees

USARF Executive Committee
Chris Crutchfield
Charley Mathews, Jr.
USA Rice Council Board of Directors
Tom Butler
Keith Davis
Sean Doherty, Vice Chairman
Mark Kimmelshue
Leo LaGrande
Bert Manuel, Alternate
Charley Mathews, Jr.
Rob Paschoal
Michael Rue
Josh Sheppard
Kent Wiley, Alternate
Sandy Willard Denn, Alternate
U.S. Rice Producers’ Group
Don Bransford
Tom Butler
Keith Davis
Sean Doherty
Seth Fiack
Jim LaGrande
Leo LaGrande
Charley Mathews, Jr.
Josh Sheppard
Nicole Van Vleck, Vice Chairman
Mike DeWit, Alternate
Bert Manuel, Alternate
Robert Van Dyke, Alternate
Sandy Willard Denn, Alternate

 

Government Affairs Committee
Don Bransford
Chris Crutchfield, Vice Chairman
Rob Paschoal
Nicole Van Vleck
World Market Price Subcommittee
Don Bransford
Chris Crutchfield
J.K. Kapila
Kirk Messick
Brian Reines
International Promotion Committee
Alex Balafoutis
Ken Cox
Chris Crutchfield
Jess Errecarte
Jim Higa
Greg Johnson
J.K. Kapila
Charley Mathews, Jr.
Kirk Messick
Michael Rue
John Valpey, Chairman
Jeremy Zwinger
Steve Vargas, Alternate
Bob Watts, Alternate
Brian Barrett, Alternate
Europe, Africa, Middle East Promotion Subcommittee
Chris Crutchfield
Jess Errecarte
Aleks Kostarevs
Kirk Messick
Brendan O’Donnell, Alternate
Michael Rue
Jeremy Zwinger
Western Hemisphere Promotion Subcommittee
Chris Crutchfield
J.K. Kapila
Steven Michel
Michael Rue
Steve Vargas
Jeremy Zwinger
International Trade Policy Committee
Alex Balafoutis
Chris Crutchfield
Keith Davis
Jay Errecarte
Jim Higa
J.K. Kapila
Kirk Messick
Michael Rue, Vice Chairman
John Valpey
Bob Watts, Alternate
EU Trade Policy Subcommittee
Chris Crutchfield
Aleks Kostarevs
Kirk Messick
Brendan O’Donnell
Michael Rue
Jeremy Zwinger
Food Aid Subcommittee
J.K. Kapila
Steven Michel
Michael Rue
Jeremy Zwinger
Latin America Trade Policy Subcommittee
Jim Higa
J.K. Kapila
Michael Rue
USA Rice Federation Domestic Usage Report Subcommittee
Larry Burciaga
Ken Cox Chairman
John Hasbrook
Brendan O’Donnell
Ariel Singerman
John Welisch
USA Rice Federation Foodservice Subcommittee
Larry Burciaga
John Hasbrook, Chairman
Steven Michel
Steve Vargas
USA Rice Federation Nutrition Subcommittee
Linh Bui
John Hasbrook
Jennifer Kalfsbeek
Todd Kluger
USA Rice Federation PAC Board of Directors
Don Bransford
Sean Doherty Chairman
Ken LaGrande
Rob Paschoal
Nicole Van Vleck
USA Rice Federation Regulatory Affairs and Food Safety Committee
Don Bransford
Linh Bui
Keith Davis
J.K. Kapila
Kent McKenzie
Rob Paschoal
C. Lorenzo Pope
Josh Sheppard
Marc Breckenridge, Alternate
Paul Buttner, Alternate
Roberta Firoved, Alternate
Jennifer Kalfsbeek, Alternate
USA Rice Federation Retail Subcommittee
John Hasbrook
Todd Kluger
Steven Michel
Steve Vargas
USA Rice Federation Rice Marketability and Competitiveness Task Force
Farman Jodari
J.K. Kapila
Nicole Van Vleck
USA Rice Federation Sustainability Task Force
Don Bransford
John Hasbrook
Leo LaGrande
David Mackill
Vicki Manzoli
USA Rice Millers’ Association Associate Members
Matt Alonso
John Ashby
Alice Fraga
Al Montna
Michael Rue
Mike Stephens
Alex Sugaoka
John Welisch
USA Rice Millers’ Association Board of Directors
Matt Alonso
Alex Balafoutis
Kurt Barrett
Chris Crutchfield, Chairman
Jay Errecarte
Greg Johnson
Ross Koda
Ken LaGrande
Lara McCauley
Kirk Messick
David Myers
Dallas Anthony, 1st Alternate
Ken Cox, 1st Alternate
Rob Paschoal, 1st Alternate
Bob Watts, 1st Alternate
Julie Wulff, 1st Alternate
USA Rice Millers’ Association Convention Coordinating Committee
Cynthia Brown
Chris Crutchfield
Jess Errecarte
Jess Errecarte
Ken LaGrande
John Welisch
USA Rice Producers’ Group Conservation Committee
Paul Buttner
Keith Davis
Jim LaGrande
Leo LaGrande, Chairman
Josh Sheppard
Nicole Van Vleck
USA Rice Producers’ Group Crop Insurance Task Force
Don Bransford
Charley Mathews, Jr.
USA Rice Producers’ Group Farm Policy Task Force
Don Bransford
Charley Mathews, Jr.
Nicole Van Vleck
USA Rice Council Executive Committee
Sean Doherty, Vice Chairman
USA Rice Council Nominating Committee
Sean Doherty
Charley Mathews, Jr.
USA Rice Federation Rice Futures Contract Working Group
Travis Haymore
USA Rice Federation Technical Committee of the Rice Marketability and Competitiveness Task Force
Farman Jodari
USA Rice Merchants’ Association Board of Directors
Mark Kimmelshue, 1st Alternate
USA Rice Millers’ Association Industry Standards Committee
Galo Williams
USA Rice Producers’ Group Executive Committee
Nicole Van Vleck