Board Members & Meetings
Cherry Marketing Institute
Mike VanAgtmael - Chairman
Jeff Send - Vice Chairman
Terry Sorenson - Secretary
Marc Rowley - Treasurer
Mark Schilling - Grower Member
Melanie LaPerriere - Processor Member
Danielle Brien - Processor Member
Julie Gordon - President/ Managing Director
Michigan Cherry Committee
Dave Smeltzer - Chairman - Tart Cherry Member
Mark Schilling - Vice Chairman - Tart Cherry Member
Juliette King McAvoy - Secretary - Tart Cherry Member
Emily Miezio - Treasurer - Tart Cherry Member
Dave Hackert -Sweet Cherry Member
Paul Hubbell - Sweet Cherry Member
Marc Willmeng - Tart Cherry Member
Caleb Herrygers - Tart Cherry Member
Noah Fox - Tart Cherry Member
Heather Throne - Michigan Department of Agriculture
John Wise - Michigan State University
Julie Gordon - Executive Director
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission
Trevor Meachum - Chairman
Michigan Cherry Committee Board Meetings
June 14, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m.
September 7, 2023 @9:30 a.m.
CMI Board Room - Dewitt, MI
December 4, 2023
Research Reviews @ 9:30 a.m.
MCC Board Meeting @ 3:00 p.m.
Amway Grand Plaza - Grand Rapids, MI
December 5-7, 2023
Hort Show/ Expo - Amway Grand Plaza
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Board Meetings
June 2023 - Via Zoom
August 2023 - Via Zoom
*Meetings will be held in-person if able to adhere to Public Health Orders that are in effect.
**If you need any accommodations for effective participation in any cherry meeting please contact the CMI office at (517) 669-4264 to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
The mission of the Cherry Marketing Institute Inc. is to increase the sales and use of cherries by expanding the market domestically and globally. To do this we need an effective staff of people dedicated to its grower membership, working in union with all other industry segments to market cherries effectively.