The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations to help select an honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, slated for June 12 at the United Fresh 2014 convention in Chicago IL.
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.
“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 www.unitedfreshshow.org/WIP and must be received by 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 Co
•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 Co
For more details on the Reception Honoring Women in Produce, contact Angela Tiwari at atiwari@unitedfresh.org or 202-303-3416, access www.unitedfresh.org, or call 202-303-3400.