Officers & Directors

Executive Committee & Advisory Members:
Association Chair
Julie Babyak
Big Y
Vice President
Dave Izzo
Palermo’s Pizza
Secretary / Treasurer
Ernie Silvia
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Golf Chair
Bill Lyons
Lyons & Associates
Taste Day Chair
Chris Capaldi
Advantage Solutions
Immediate Past Chairman
Jim Wright
C&S Wholesale Grocers
Executive Director
Donna Maglio
Rob Cohen
Mike Dauphin
Clem DeLiso
Pioneer Cold
Rick Billings
Turkey Hill Dairy
Brian McNulty
Mama Rosie’s
Chairman Emeritus
Sal Marrocco
Stop & Shop

Ron Suchecki
RJS Consulting
Board of Directors:
Judy Bjornsen
Matrix Sales & Marketing
Robin Blevins
Metro Foods Limited
Meagan Burke
Pepsi Co.
Mark Criswell
C&S Wholesale Foods
Steve Denhof
Land O’Lakes
Joanne Dwyer
Regional FB of Northeastern NY
Jim Fernandes
Alan Fisher
ESM-New England
David Flannery
Organic Valley Fresh
Keith Gustafson
Cabot Creamery
Alex Hardej
Advantage Sales & Marketing
Dave Keenan
Roche Brothers
Rick Klane
Chris Kostko
Andy Linsky
Guida’s Dairy
Robert Melfi
Mrs. T’s / Ateeco
Rich Mitlitsky
Mitlitsky Eggs
Matt O’Hare
Todd Patti
Ahold USA
John Powers
HP Hood, Inc
Jim Ryan
Murry’s Family of Fine Foods
Brian Spears
Sargento Foods


Our Chairperson

Julie Babyak, Big Y

Member of the Year
Mr. Ernie Silvia – Acosta Sales & Marketing. At their Annual Meeting held at The Sagamore, the members of FRANE honored Mr. Ernie Silvia from Acosta Sales & Marketing as their 2016 Member of the Year. This coveted award goes annually to the one member who exemplifies an unwavering commitment to the Frozen & Refrigerated Industry. Ernie has served in many roles for FRANE, most recently joining the Executive Committee in 2015. Ernie’s vast experience, commitment to the industry and tireless work on behalf of the association and its members, is without compare. Ernie joins the elite list of past members that include Mr. Ron Suchecki, Big Y Supermarkets and Stop & Shop.


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