Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Hal has worked in private business, local government and state and federal regulatory enforcement. Serving on many food safety, fertilizer and dairy boards and committees as well as being the liaison to several legislative committees. Upon his retirement from Maine, Prince received a rarely awarded Legislative Proclamation for his service, signed by numerous Senators and Representatives with whom he had worked.
Hankins served 6 years of active duty with the Marine Corps in a position that would later help him to be hired with the State of Iowa as a Fuel Specialist. Semper Fi!
Immediate Past ChairMichigan Department of Agriculture
VanBuren attended Michigan Technological University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. VanBuren started his career in the automotive industry; first designing chassis for motor homes and later designing parts for a Tier 1 supplier to Ford Motor Company. VanBuren began work for the State of Michigan as a field Metrologist in 2000. He later transferred into the laboratory after training at NIST in basic, intermediate and advanced mass calibrations. VanBuren became the Metrology Lab manager in 2003 and served in that role until 2010 when he became the Director of the Consumer Protection Section. The Section administers the State’s Metrology Lab, Motor Fuels Quality Program and the Weights and Measures Program.
Raymond Johnson, Jr.
TreasurerNew Mexico Department of Agriculture
Raymond Johnson serves as the NCWM Treasurer. Johnson has previously served on the NCWM Credentials Committee (chaired) and the Laws and Regulations Committee, acting as Chair in 2013 and 2014. He also served on the Natural Gas Steering Committee.
Active Membership - Western Region RepresentativeCDLE - Oil And Public Safety
Active Membership - Southern Region RepresentativeMississippi Department of Agriculture
Gene Robertson serves as the Southern Regional Representative of the NCWM Board of Directors. He also serves as NCWM's Chaplain.
Gene has been an active member in the Southeastern Weights and Measures Association (SWMA) for several years. He served on the Laws and Regulations, Professional Development, and Executive committees. Robertson was also a past SWMA President.
Robertson earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business at the Mississippi State University. From 1982 to 1993 he worked as a Catfish Farm Manager and Cotton Gin Manager. From 1993 to 2003, he was an Aquaculture Specialist/Market Specialist for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture where he is currently employed. Gene’s current responsibilities include Deputy Bureau Director of Regulatory Services, Grain Warehouse/Dealer Licensing, Aquaculture Coordinator, Egg Marketing Board Member, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Representative.
In addition to NCWM and SWMA, Gene is professionally involved with the Association of Grain Regulatory Officials, Mississippi Aquatic Invasive Species Council, and National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators.
During his spare time, Gene enjoys hunting, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
Active Membership - Northeastern Region RepresentativeTown of Wellesley, Massachusetts
Active Membership - Central Region RepresentativeKansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights and Measures, MEPP
Loren is a graduate of Kansas State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management in 1998. After graduating he worked in the private sector in a variety of industries and was a small business owner.
He joined the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights and Measures, as an Inspector in 2006, inspecting scales and conducting price verification and package inspections. In 2014, he became the Market Equity Protection Program supervisor for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Weights and Measures. As a member of the Central Weights and Measures Association Minnich served on the S&T Committee from 2013-2017, ending his term as Chairman, and was a member of the Nominating Committee from 2018-2019. He joined NCWM in 2015 and served as a Presiding Officer in 2018, as the Chairman of the Point-of-Sale Tare Task Group from 2018 to 2019, and as a member of the S&T Committee from 2018-2020 serving as Chair from 2019 to 2020.
More information on Shelly coming soon!
Associate Membership Representativeprocter & Gamble, Co.
Christopher Guay serves as the Associate Membership Representative on the NCWM Board of Directors as well as a current member of the Association Membership Committee. He is also a member of the Finance Committee and is current Chair of the Packaging and Labeling Subcommittee.
Guay is a Regulatory Fellow in North American Technical External Relations at The Procter & Gamble Company and has been responsible for P&G’s Proposition 65 compliance procedures and influence programs since 1996. In these roles, he has had to develop programs focused on ensuring products are complaint with Prop 65 requirements, systems to educate and train employees and managers about Prop 65 and approaches for commenting on proposed regulations and chemical listings. Chris has degrees in chemical engineering, management and finance.