Allied Grape Growers is governed by a seven member Board of Directors that is elected from four regions of the state, as defined by Allied's By-Laws. Representation on the Board is proportional to the regional membership allocation, which currently places one representative from the North Coast, two from the Northern San Joaquin Valley, and four from the Central Valley. In addition to the elected directors, the By-Laws allow for Director-at-Large positions on the Board.

Elected directors serve three-year terms. Director-at-Large positions are appointed by the Board and are for one-year terms. Within 90 days of expiration of an elected director's term, nominations for the upcoming open seat are made by members in their respective districts at the association's district meetings, or by mail prior to the district meetings. After nominations are closed at the district meetings, the nominated grower-members are voted upon by mail prior to the annual meeting in July, or by the casting of ballots at the annual meeting.

Board members:

Representing Allied District 1: comprising all of pricing districts 13 and 14 made up of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

  • Michael Naito (Madera), Chairman of the Board
    Current term expires June 30, 2018
  • Paul Lanfranco (Kerman), Vice-Chairman
    Current term expires June 30, 2017
  • Ralph Olson (Easton)
    Current term expires June 30, 2019

Representing Allied District 2: comprising all of pricing districts 9 & 12 made up of Merced, Stanislaus, parts of San Joaquin, Glenn & other Counties.

  • Jeff Cederlind (Turlock), Secretary
    Current term expires June 30, 2019

Representing Allied District 3: comprising all of pricing districts 6, 10, 11 & 17 made up of Alameda, Contra Costa, parts of San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo and other Counties.

  • Steven Nickel (Lodi)
    Current term expires June 30, 2018

Representing Allied District 4: comprising all of pricing districts 1-5 made up of Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, Napa & Solano Counties.

  • Timothy Norgard (Ukiah), Treasurer
    Current term expires June 30, 2017
  • Brian Capp (Napa and Solano Counties)
    Current term expires June 30, 2019

Director-at-large (One year term- appointed by the Board of Directors).

  • Ray Jacobsen (Fresno)
    Current term expires June 30, 2017


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