Sustainable Food Trade Association Selects New Officers

March 20th 2018

 

 

Organic Valley’s Jonathan Reinbold to be SFTA board president

New Castle, VA (March 20, 2018) The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) Board of Directors elected Jonathan Reinbold, Organic Valley’s head of sustainability, as SFTA board president at its March 8, 2018 board and annual member meeting in Anaheim, CA.

Other SFTA officer appointments include: Vice President Renaud des Rosiers (Amy’s Kitchen), Treasurer, Bri Saseen (Chico Natural Foods Co-op), and Secretary Peter Golbitz, (Agromeris, LLC). Derek Singer of Stonyfield Farm rounds out the Executive Team.

“I’ve dedicated my career to sustainable food systems and was thrilled to join the SFTA Board in 2015.  Since then, I’ve seen the influence that this organization wields in the natural and organic food industry.  It’s a privilege to assume the role of Board President as we advance sustainability as a core value within the industry,” said Reinbold.

In 2017, Reinbold was instrumental in creating a solar community partnership that will enable Organic Valley to become the largest food company in the world to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. In launching the first of its kind partnership, Organic Valley has embarked on an aggressive path to become carbon neutral.

The nine-member board consists of newly elected, appointed, and returning members.

Newly elected board members are:

  • Tiffany Tran, Senior Sustainability Analyst at Annie’s Inc.;
  • Shandy Carroll, Sustainability Manager at GloryBee;
  • Manuel Gorrin, Sustainability & Stewardship Manager at Nature’s Path Foods and
  • Renaud des Rosiers, Sustainability Manager at Amy’s Kitchen

The board appointed Nova Sayers, Senior Business Development Manager at NSF International.

Returning members include: Reinbold, Saseen, Singer, and Golbitz, who was re-elected for another term.

“The combination of continuing and new board members brings both stability and renewed strength to the SFTA board as it begins to develop its 2020-2025 strategic plan. Under Jonathan’s leadership and with the insight and experience of these board members, SFTA will keep delivering robust programs and services,” stated Katherine DiMatteo, SFTA Executive Director.

About the Sustainable Food Trade Association

A membership organization that represents mission-aligned organic companies in North America, the Sustainable Food Trade Association supports businesses in creating and implementing innovative, sustainable practices across the supply chain, from farm to retail. For details, read our 2017 Annual Report. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SustainableFoodTrade and Twitter @sustyfoodtrade.

About Jonathan Reinbold

Reinbold works at the nexus of energy, water and food systems to promote farmland stewardship and improve ecosystem health while contributing to robust local food systems. He leads the Organic Valley sustainability department’s efforts in natural resource conservation, renewable energy production, environmental research and employee engagement. His experience spans sustainability strategy, non‐profit management, food systems policy, renewable energy and green design.

About Organic Valley

Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents more than 2,000 farmers in 36 states. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic dairy milk, eggs, produce, and soy products, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. For further information visit www.organicvalley.coop. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @OrganicValley and Facebook www.facebook.com/OrganicValley.