The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA), a statewide trade organization advocating for the retail food industry, has bolstered its Board of Directors by adding two new members.

Andrea Karns, vice president of marketing and sales at Karns Quality Foods, and Joe Munno, regional manager, industry engagement,  Altria Group, are the new members. Andrea is an addition to the board, while Joe takes the seat previously held by Jim Pulsifer, Director, Regulatory & Legislative Industry Engagement at Altria Group Distribution Company.

“We are excited about the talent and skills that Andrea and Joe will bring to the Board,” PFMA President & CEO Alex Baloga said. “At the same time, we’d like to thank Jim for his dedicated service and work as a Board Member.”


At Karns Quality Foods, Andrea spearheads various initiatives throughout the company’s eight locations in Central Pennsylvania. Her day-to-day tasks include overseeing the company’s rewards card program, executing promotional events, and managing production of the weekly and monthly ads. Additionally, Andrea interacts directly with customers through a variety of platforms, ensuring their questions, comments and concerns are recognized.

Andrea is a member of the Elizabethtown College Leadership Council and a board member of the Center of Dairy Excellence.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Elizabethtown College and a Master of Science in Food Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.

Joe has worked at Altria for more than seven years, holding a variety of positions, including account manager, unit manager, and territory sales manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and science from the Virginia Military Institute.