At the SEPC, our members are at the heart and soul of everything we do, from events to community outreach. As a member, we encourage you to get involved in our committees, not only to bring your skills to the table to help us build something great, but to see the full benefits of the networking opportunities we have to offer. We have a variety of committees to choose from, so just let us know what interests you! 

If you miss 2 consecutive calls without notifying the Committee Chair, you will be removed from the committee.

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SEPC Committee Descriptions

STARS Committee

Committee Chair: Raina Nelson

This committee is in charge of the STARS Scholarship and works to accommodate the STARS students at Southern Exposure. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Foodservice Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Swanson

This committee works on foodservice-related projects and programs to provide value-added services to the food service members. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Retail Committee

Committee Chair: Dave Lessard

This committee works on retail-related projects and programs to provide value-added services to retail membership. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

STEP-UPP Commmittee

Committee Chair: Faye Westfall

This committee works on setting up field tours and team-building events with each STEP-UPP class.Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Education Committee

Committee Chair: Harold Paivarinta

This committee works to brainstorm and implement industry-relevant educational workshops and speakers for our events. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Attendance Committee

Committee Chair: Daniel Klausner

This committee works to recruit all retail and foodservice members to attend our events. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Marketing/Membership Committee

Committee Chair: Amanda Keefer

This committee works on marketing aspects for each event and ways to bolster SEPC Membership. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Sponsorship Committee

Committee Chair: Teri Miller

This committee works to offer sponsorship opportunities to all of our members. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Scholarship Committee

Committee Chair: Tim Forseth

This committee works on the implementation and awarding of the Member Scholarship Funds. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Terry L. Vorhees Vision Scholarship Committee

Committee Chair: Dug Schwalls

This committee works on the implementation and selection of the Vorhees Vision Scholarship each year. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Paul Anderson Youth Home Committee

Committee Chair:Brandon Parker

This committee work with PAYH to coordinate efforts with the Goodness Garden. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

RAMP Committee

Committee Chair: Barb Anderson

This committee works with Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project to coordinate food deliveries to Kentucky to help feed the hungry. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

CHOA Committee

Committee Co-Chair: John Williams
Committee Co-Chair: Blair Greenhill

This committee works with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on programs and events to fight childhood obesity. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

APH Committee

Committee Chair: TBD

This committee works with Arnold Palmer Hospital to help coordinate programs and events to aid children with life-threatening diseases. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

SoSA Committee

Committee Chair: TBD

This committee works with Society of St. Andrew to help glean our food show and other projects to help feed the hungry. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.