SEPC Committees

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 also to see the full benefits of the networking opportunities we have to offer. We have a variety of committees from which to choose, so just let us know what interests you! 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to join one of our committees, please submit your request below…

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

SEPC Committee Descriptions

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Committee

Committee Co-Chair: Amanda Keefer
Committee Co-Chair: Kevin Dunleavy

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

Attendance/Membership Committee

Committee Chair: Blair Greenhill

This committee works to recruit all retail and foodservice members to attend our events. They also work to recruit new members for the council. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Committee

Committee Chair: Blair Greenhill

This committee works with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on programs and events to fight childhood obesity, including the Strong4Life Superhero Sprint each year in June in Atlanta. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Education Committee

Committee Chair: Harold Paivarinta

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

Palmer Home for Children Committee

Committee Chair: Kristin Scott

This committee work with Palmer Home for Children to coordinate efforts to provide for children in need, including the annual Palmer Home Radiothon and Ag Literacy Programs. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Paul Anderson Youth Home Committee

Committee Chair: Brandon Parker

This committee work with Paul Anderson Youth Home to coordinate efforts with the Goodness Garden and annual PAYH Bike Ride and PAYH Golf Tournament. 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.

Scholarship Committee

Committee Chair: Jon Schwalls

This committee works on the implementation and awarding of all SEPC Scholarship Funds, including Member Scholarship, Vorhees Vision Scholarship, and Nolan Foundation Scholarship. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Society of St. Andrew Committee

Committee Chair: Duke Lane

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

Southern Roots Committee

Committee Chair: Stephanie Hilton

This committee works to create programs that promote women in the produce industry, including programs at both Southern Exposure and Southern Innovations, which encourage meaningful connections through events, education, and mentoring. Please email info@seproducecouncil.com for more information.

Sponsorship Committee

Committee Chair: Mike Roberts

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

STARS Committee

Committee Chair: Raina Nelson

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

STEP-UPP Committee

Committee Co-Chair: Mike Roberts
Committee Co-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.