Potato Growers Select 2012 NPC Leadership

Published in the March 2012 Issue Published online: Mar 05, 2012
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WASHINGTON, D.C.-At the National Potato Council's (NPC) 2012 Annual Meeting, held Jan. 6-7 in Orlando, Fla., Steve Crane of Exeter, Maine, was elected to serve as NPC's president for 2012 and to lead the Executive Committee.

NPC delegates also approved Randy Mullen of Pasco, Wash., as first vice president and vice president of the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee and Randy Hardy of Oakley, Idaho, as vice president of the Trade Affairs Committee. New members of the Executive Committee include Dwayne Weyers of Monte Vista, Colo., as vice president of the Finance and Office Procedures Committee, Dan Lake of Ronan, Mont., as vice president of the Environmental Affairs Committee, and Jim Tiede of American Falls, Idaho, as vice president of the Grower and Public Relations Committee.

Justin Dagen of Karlstad, Minn., who served as NPC president in 2011, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the immediate past president. The delegates also elected the 2012 Board of Directors. The Board members include:


Ed Staunton


Brent Buck

Dominic LaJoie

Darrell McCrum

New York

Ralph Child


Bryan Beck


Miguel Diaz

Keith Holland

Mark Peterson

Harry Strohauer

North Carolina

Chris Hopkins

South Dakota

Milt Carter


Jason Walther

Tim Young

North Dakota

Keith McGovern

Brian Vculek


Jared Balcom

Ellie Charvet

Nelson Cox

Cully Easterday

Bob Halvorson

Darrin Morrison

Ted Tschirky


Danny Johns


Justin Dagen

Jerry Larson


Todd Michael


R.J. Andrus

Clen Atchley

Todd Gerratt

Dean Gibson

Jeff Harper

Klaren Koompin

Steve Theobold

Kim Wahlen

Shane Webster


Sid Schutter


Virgil Slagell


Larry Alsum

Jim Wysocki

Jeremie Pavelski


Joe Thompson


Tony Amstad

Jim Carlson

Nels Iverson

New Jersey

Bill Brooks, Jr.