During the first day of NPC’s 2022 Washington Summit, Jared Balcom of Pasco, Wash., was elected by the council’s voting delegates to serve as NPC’s 2022 President and head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.
As I take on the position of NPC President, I’m hopeful we can continue to use the momentum we’ve built to leave NPC in a stronger position than when any of us arrived here,” said Balcom in his address to the organization’s Board of Directors. “Whether it’s in the areas of trade, nutritional regulations, environmental policies, or labor rules, we’ve seen firsthand what we can do as an industry when we stand together. As the country – and the world – reopens, we are hoping to get back to the new normal by advocating for a proactive policy agenda that is fighting for a brighter tomorrow.”
Balcom is the owner of the fourth-generation potato growing and fresh packing company Balcom and Moe based in Pasco, Wash. He previously served as NPC’s First Vice President and Vice President of the Trade Affairs Committee. The Executive Committee holds office for one calendar year.
NPC delegates also approved:
- RJ Andrus, Idaho Falls, Idaho – First Vice President and Vice President, Legislative Affairs
- Bob Mattive, Monte Vista, Colo. – Vice President, Environmental Affairs
- Ted Tschirky, Pasco, Wash. – Vice President, Trade Affairs
- Ben Sklarczyk, Johannesburg, Mich. – Vice President, Finance
- Dean Gibson, Paul, Idaho – Vice President, Grower Outreach and Industry Research
The 2021 President, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past President.