UNITED FRESH TO HONOR OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY
Mar. 13, 2014
Source: United Fresh Produce Association news release
United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations to help select an honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Thursday, June 12 at the United Fresh 2014 convention in Chicago. Each year, United Fresh recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry and honors one outstanding female industry leader at this reception.
"This event is a great time to celebrate the contributions so many women make to the produce industry," said United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel. "Each year, we have the opportunity to be inspired by the personal career paths of different leaders who serve as role models to us all, men and women alike."
"It was an amazing experience to be awarded this honor last year," said Lisa McNeece, 2013 Women in Produce Honoree and vice president of foodservice and industrial sales for Grimmway Enterprises Inc. "I encourage the produce industry to participate in the nomination process and recognize the many outstanding women who contribute to our industry."
Nomination forms may be downloaded online at http://www.unitedfreshshow.org/WIP and must be received by THURSDAY, MARCH 27.
PAST WOMEN IN PRODUCE HONOREES INCLUDE:
Dan'l Mackey Almy, DMA Solutions, Inc.
Tonya Antle, Tanimura & Antle
Frieda Rapoport Caplan, Frieda's Inc.
Margaret D'Arrigo , Taylor Farms, Inc.
Jan DeLyser, California Avocado Commission
Jan Fleming, Strube Celery & Vegetable Company
Janice Honigberg, Sun Belle, Inc.
Lorri Koster, Mann Packing Company
Lisa McNeece, Grimmway Farms
Kathleen Nave, California Table Grape Commission
Dr. Martha Rhodes-Roberts, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Steffanie Smith, River Point Farms, LLC
Heather Shavey, Costco Wholesale
Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk, Seald Sweet International
Rosemary Talley, Talley Farms
Jenney Tenney, The Kroger Company
For more information on the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, please contact United Fresh Political Affairs Manager Angela Tiwari at 202-303-3416 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the United Fresh 2014 website.