Cherry Marketing Institute
Mike Van Agtmael - Chairman
Jeff Send - Vice Chairman
Terry Sorenson - Secretary
Marc Rowley - Treasurer
Dan Sievert- Board Member
Jay Jollay - Board Member
Melanie LaPerriere - Processor Member
Sarah Schlukebir - Processor Member
Gary Kaberle - Outside Director
Julie Gordon - President/ Managing Director
Michigan Cherry Committee
Dave Smeltzer - Chairman - District 1 - Tart Cherry Member
Andy Riley - Vice Chairman - District 2 - Tart Cherry Member
Daryl Peterson - Treasurer - District 2 - Sweet Cherry Member
Mark Schilling - Secretary - District 3 - Tart Cherry Member
Paul Hubbell - District 1 - Sweet Cherry Member
Benjamin Lacross - District 1 - Tart Cherry Member
Joseph Murvin - District 2 -Sweet Cherry Member
Greg Shooks - District 1 - Tart Cherry Member
Michael DeRuiter - District 2 - Tart Cherry Member
Heather Throne - Michigan Department of Agriculture
James Flore - Michigan State University
Julie Gordon - Executive Director
2020 Meeting Schedule
September 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 813 7921 3320
Pass code: 048960
December 7, 2020:
Research Review @ 9:30 a.m.
MCC Board Meeting @ 3:00 p.m.
Amway Grand Plaza – Grand Rapids
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Board Meetings
August 12, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 975 0897 0540
Pass code: MTFC
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.