Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC)

The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Authority for its actions are provided under Chapter IX, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, referred to as the Federal Cranberry Marketing Order, which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended. This Act specifies cranberries as a commodity that may be covered, regulations that may be issued, guidelines for administering the programs, and privileges and limitations granted by Congress.

The Marketing Order has been amended several times since its inception to expand the CMC’s ability to expand market development projects in domestic and international markets.

Term of office: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2022

Committee leadership consists of 13 grower members, and 9 grower alternate members nominated by the committee and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture for two-year terms. There is one public member and one public alternate member who are not cranberry growers, processors, handlers, or do not have a financial interest in the production, sales, marketing or distribution of cranberries or cranberry products. Grower members represent each of the four production regions.

District 1 (MA, RI, CT)

Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Adrienne Mollor
Member

George Rogers
Member

Eric Pontiff
Alternate

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Dawn Gates-Allen
Member

Parker Mauck
Member

James Rezendes
Alternate

District 2 (NJ)

Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Stephen Lee IV
Member

John Michael Haines
Alternate

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Tom Gerber
Member

William Poinsett 
Alternate

District 3 (WI, MI, MN)

Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Jill Amundson
Member

Doug Rifleman
Member

David Bartling
Alternate

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Wayne Gardner
Member

Suzanne Arendt
Member

Vicki Nemitz
Alternate

District 4 (OR, WA)

Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Kevin Hatton 
Member

Jack Stein
Alternate

Other Than Major Cooperative Members & Alternate

Nick Puhl
Member

Ty Vincent
Alternate

At-large Member & Alternate
Public Member & Alternate

Andreas Welsch
Member

Christoper O’Connor
Alternate

Steve White, Ph.D.
Member

Tom O’Guinn, Ph.D.
Alternate

CMC Administrative Office

Michelle Hogan
Executive Director
mhogan@uscranberries.com

508-291-1510, ext. 1

Karen Cahill
Marketing Director
kcahill@uscranberries.com

508-291-1510, ext. 3

Dotty Pipher
Senior Executive Assistant
dpipher@uscranberries.com

508-291-1510, ext. 4

Other Cranberry Industry Contacts

Jen Varela 
USDA, Southeast Marketing Field Office
Marketing Specialist

1124 First Street South
Winter Haven, FL 33880
863-324-3375
Jennie.Varela@ams.usda.gov

Bill Frantz
Cranberry Institute
Executive Director

265 D South Meadow Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
508-866-1118
bfrantz@cranberryinstitute.org

Tom Lochner
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association
Executive Director

PO Box 365
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 55495
715-423-2070, ext. 1
Tom.Lochner@wiscran.org

Brian Wick
Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association
Executive Director

265 South Meadow Rd. Unit 2D
Plymouth, MA 02360
508-866-7878
cccga@cranberries.org

Shawn Cutts
American Cranberry Growers Association
President

PO Box 423
Chatsworth, NJ 08019-0423
mail@njcranberries.org