Steve Pinkston

2018-2019 Chairman of the Board

Steve Pinkston is a Produce Professional, with over 40 years in the produce industry. He is Director of Business Development at Sunny Valley International in Glassboro, New Jersey. Over the past 23 years, he has held several management positions with Walmart Stores, Inc. including 6 years with Sam’s Club (division of Walmart Stores Inc). He spent approximately 10 years in Bentonville, Arkansas as Senior Buyer/Category Manager in produce for both Sam’s Club and Walmart Supercenter before moving back to North Carolina to manage the Local Sourcing program with Walmart. Prior to 1994, he was with Food Lion Stores, Inc. for 19 years holding positions in operations and buying before moving to Walmart Stores, Inc. Steve currently resides in Spencer, NC with his wife Candy and son Jesse. He enjoys being with family, outdoor activities, golf, skeet shooting, fishing, camping, and classic cars, and he is very active in his church.

Meet the Executive Board

David Sherrod<br />
President and CEO

David Sherrod
President and CEO

SEPC
Steve Pinkston<br />
Chairman of the Board

Steve Pinkston
Chairman of the Board

Sunny Valley Int.
Brandon Parker<br />
Vice Chairman

Brandon Parker
Vice Chairman

Shuman Produce
Harold Paivarinta<br />
Secretary

Harold Paivarinta
Secretary

Red Sun Farms
Raina Nelson<br />
Treasurer

Raina Nelson
Treasurer

RFG

Meet the Board of Directors

Dave Lessard

Dave Lessard

Giant/Martin's
Tim Graas

Tim Graas

AWG
Stephanie Hilton

Stephanie Hilton

Tom Lange Company
Boyd West

Boyd West

Mitchell Grocery
Frank Swanson

Frank Swanson

US Foods
Amanda Keefer

Amanda Keefer

Produce for Kids
Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

Harp’s Food Stores
Blair Greenhill

Blair Greenhill

Nickey Gregory
Jon Schwalls

Jon Schwalls

Southern Valley
Kristin Yerecic Scott

Kristin Yerecic Scott

Yerecic Label

 

Don Fox

Don Fox

Walmart Stores
Duke Lane

Duke Lane

Genuine Georgia
Sloan Lott

Sloan Lott

Bland Farms