About the Community Advisory Board

The GS1 US® Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a volunteer group comprised of supply chain professionals that represent the interests of their industry as they relate to business problems solved by GS1 Standards. CAB members come from companies that recognize the value of GS1 Standards for improved business processes, trading partner collaboration, and enhanced supply chain operations and are willing to become involved in our efforts to expand that value within industries through the GS1 Connect conference platform.

If you are a retailer, manufacturer, distributor, group purchasing organization, foodservice operator, or healthcare provider using GS1 Standards, we need you! To learn more about getting involved with the Community Advisory Board, email GS1Connect@gs1us.org.

Benefits of participation

The GS1 Connect conference has a long history of being a “best-in-class” event, drawing accolades from around the world. The CAB brings this excellence to life and gains the recognition, visibility, and networking benefits that go along with it. Included with these benefits, members of the CAB and their supervisor receive a complimentary registration to GS1 Connect®.

CAB requirements

  • Participate in monthly one-hour teleconferences to create a compelling GS1 Connect program for a conference that draws between 1,300 and 1,800 supply chain professionals from numerous industries, professional roles, types and sizes of companies, and from all over the world
  • Meet twice a year in person
  • Provide feedback on community engagement initiatives to ensure that GS1 US continues to provide relevant and valued communications, tools, and programs

View the GS1 US Community Advisory Board Charter PDF (89 KB) >

2017 GS1 Connect CAB members

Thank you to our 2017 CAB members for your leadership and support. 

Company Name
Abbott Laboratories John Terwilliger
Baptist Health Thomas Stenger
Cook Medical Incorporated Gavin Seyler
Dot Foods Debbie Bower
Ecolab, Inc. Regan VanTassel
Gates Corporation Ai Hua
Geisinger Health System Kevin Capatch
Georgia Pacific Corporation Ardetha Bradley
GS1 Canada Mike Sadiwnyk
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.  Christopher Reed
Levi Strauss & Company Steven Shiovitz
Macy's, Inc. Kris Whitney
McKesson Corporation Kevan MacKenzie
PepsiCo, Inc. David Leppert
Premier, Inc. Carl Gomberg
PVH Corp. Gale Weisenfeld
SUPERVALU Greg Zwanziger
Tanimura & Antle Mikelea Kelley
The Coca-Cola Company Jeff Hutchins
The J.M. Smucker Company Michelle McGavin
Tyson Food Paul Lothian
US Foods Ingryd Hernandez
Wakefern Food Corporation Christine McMaster