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 - Tart Cherry Member
Andy Riley - Vice Chairman - Tart Cherry Member
Daryl Peterson - Treasurer - Sweet Cherry Member
Mark Schilling - Secretary - Tart Cherry Member
Paul Hubbell - Sweet Cherry Member
Joseph Murvin - Sweet Cherry Member
Michael DeRuiter - Tart Cherry Member
Juliette McAvoy - District 1 Tart Cherry Member
Emily Miezio - District 1 Tart Cherry Member
Heather Throne - Michigan Department of Agriculture
James Flore - Michigan State University
Julie Gordon - Executive Director
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission
Jim Nugent - Chairman
Michigan Cherry Committee Board Meetings
September 8, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m.
CMI Board Room - Dewitt, MI
December 6, 2021
Research Review - 9:30 a.m.
Board Meeting - 3:00 p.m.
Amway Grand Plaza- Grand Rapids, MI
December 7-9, 2021
Hort Show/ Expo - Amway Grand Plaza
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Board Meetings
August 11, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.
MSU Southwest Michigan Research Station - Benton Harbor, MI
*Meetings will be held in-person if able to adhere to Public Health Orders that are in effect.
**If you need special accommodations for effective participation in any cherry meeting please contact the MCC 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.