Jonathan Kemezis has joined NAFCO and Congressional Seafood as chief financial officer.

Kemezis, a CPA, joins NAFCO after more than 16 years with Annapolis, MD-based Smartlink LLC, where he was most recently CFO; prior to that position he held various positions of increasing responsibility for the including VP-operations. Earlier, he served as CFO for the Chesapeake Bayhawks, the Baltimore based Major League Lacrosse team.

He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland in accouting.


JOH recently announced that TJ Manning has joined the company as an account executive/account manager in the Specialty Natural division.

Manning joins the JOH team after 10 years with NSSI, a division of Acosta.  During this time, he was an account manager representing various clients at Fairway Market, Whole Foods Market and independent natural stores from both the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA) and National Co-op Grocers (NCG).

“We are excited to welcome TJ to our team of passionate and talented associates,” said Jim Walsh, EVP, general manager, Specialty Natural division. “He understands the uniqueness of our business and his experience, dedication and insight are extremely valuable attributes which will contribute to the success of JOH as we continue to grow.”


Alison Nolan has joined the Academy of Food Marketing as director of events and sponsorships.

She brings with her an impressive and well-rounded 26-year record in both the business and academic worlds, having held positions with Kellogg’s, Tropicana and Campbell Soup Company in positions ranging from sales and brand management to new product development. During her tenure, she worked on such iconic brands as Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats, Dole Juices, Prego Pasta Sauce, Franco American Pasta and V8 Splash.

Nolan also has experience in the academic world, specifically in development. She worked for Waldron Mercy Academy as director of special events and corporate relations, and most recently at Drexel University as executive director of their Vision 2020 initiative. Her responsibilities included providing strategic direction, stewarding major gifts and executing successful fundraising events and projects.

In Nolan’s new position, she will be primarily responsible for generating revenue to support the food marketing program as well as providing support for the department’s student recruitment efforts.