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United Fresh Reception Honoring
Women in Produce
Nominations for 2014 Honorees


Each year United Fresh honors all women working in the produce industry and recognizes one outstanding female industry leader who will be honored at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce at the United Fresh convention.  This year's reception will take place on Thursday, June 12 at United Fresh 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

United Fresh invites you to submit your nominations for an exceptional woman in the fresh produce industry.

  1. For each nomination, please complete a separate nomination form.
  2. Click here for a nomination form.
  3. On the form, please provide as much detail as possible to each question, as these will be the basis of consideration for the review committee
  4. All nominations must be received by Thursday, March 27, 2014.

For a nomination form click here

Past "Women in Produce" Honorees
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
Kathleen Nave, California Table Grape Commission
Lisa McNeece, Grimmway Enterprises Inc.
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

Thank you in advance for your interest in this event! Please note the nomination information, including nominee names, will only be shared with the review committee.  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Bezon Tiwari, United Fresh political affairs manager at or 202-303-3416.


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