Chief executives representing the new association being formed by the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel, will share an update about the new organization on October 28, 2021. The announcement will include members of the new group’s executive committee and will be broadcast live.
Burns and Stenzel will be joined by executive committee members Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms, Laura Himes of Walmart, Danny Dumas of Courchesne Larose USA Inc., Dwight Ferguson of California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, Patrick Vizzone of ANZ Banking, and Martha Hilton of Wegman’s, who were previously announced as the executive officers of the new association.
"We have been at work with our industry leaders to create a new association that grows prosperity for all,” said Stenzel.
The presentation will offer insight on how the new association will serve the industry, how to join the association, and highly anticipated details like the name of the new association. Available via the PMA and United Fresh websites, the live broadcast will begin at 12:00 pm PST and 3:00 pm EST and will allow viewers to select a live subtitle translation in Spanish or Portuguese.
“The association exists for the members and because of our member volunteers,” said Burns. “It will be built on a foundation of strong volunteer leadership from across the supply chain and around the world. Our industry will have a role in many of the critical challenges facing the world in the years to come and, based on the work we’ve already done, I’m excited to create an extraordinary future for fresh produce and floral.”