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Board of Directors

The United Board of Directors serves as the senior volunteer leadership group for the association, with representation directly proportional to overall association membership.

Danny Dumas

Courchesne LaRose USA
Montreal, QC, Canada

Michael Muzyk

Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.
Bronx, NY
Immediate Past-Chair

Michael Castagnetto
President Robinson Fresh
Eden Prairie, MN
Tom Stenzel
President and CEO
United Fresh Produce Association
Washington, DC
Melissa Ackerman
Produce Alliance
Chicago, IL
Mason Arnold
Veggie Nerd
Cece’s Veggie Co.
Austin, TX
Luca Ascari
Vice President, Sales
Cavezzo, Italy
Jim Bair
President & CEO
U.S. Apple Association
Falls Church, VA
Tom Brugato
Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Portland, OR
Chair, Wholesaler- Distributor Board
Jeff Church
Chief Operations Officer
Church Brothers Farms
Salinas, CA
Chris Ciruli
Ciruli Brothers, LLC
Tubac, AZ
Dave Donat
Produce Pro, Inc.
Woodridge, IL
Cheryl Enlow
Vice President of Quality Assurance & Food Safety Renaissance Food Group
Rancho Cordova, CA
Chair, Food Safety Council
John Gates
Lancaster Foods, Inc.
Jessup, MD
Mark Girardin
Former President
North Bay Produce, Inc.
Traverse City, MI
CJ Given
Senior VP, Sales & Marketing
Taylor Farms Retail, Inc.
Salinas, CA
Jose Antonio Gomez Bazan
Managing Director Camposol International Camposol
Lima, Peru
Rich Gonzales
Vice President Global Produce Sourcing
Walmart Stores Inc.
Bentonville, AR
Vice Chair, Retail-Foodservice Board
Sarah Grady
Manager, U.S. Strategic Supply Chain
McDonald’s Corporation
Chicago, IL
Chair, Retail-Foodservice Board
Eric Halverson
Chief Executive Officer
Black Gold Farms
Grand Forks, ND
Chair, Grower-Shipper Board
Roger Harkrider
Vice President – Produce/Floral
Brookshire Grocery Company
Tyler, TX
James R. Hay
National Accounts Leader – U.S.
CORTEVA Agriscience DowDuPont
Indianapolis, IN
Jason Hollinger
President & CEO
Four Seasons Family of Companies
Ephrata, PA
Vice Chair, Wholesaler-Distributor Board
Jeff Huckaby
Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Arvin, CA
Mark Klompien
United Potato Growers of America
Salt Lake City, UT
Chair, Government Relations Council
Zak Laffite
Wonderful Citrus
Delano, CA
Paul Lightfoot
Chief Executive Officer
Irvington, NY
Vice Chair, Grower-Shipper Board
Sparky Locke
VP of Operations, Western Region
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
Vice Chair, Fresh-Cut Processor Board
Hector Lujan
President and CEO
Reiter Affiliated Companies
Oxnard, CA
Lisa McNeece
Vice President of Foodservice and Industrial Sales
Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Arvin, CA
Chair, United Fresh Start Foundation
Michael McGee
Vice President, Finance
L & M Companies
Raleigh, NC
Chair, Finance & Business Management Council
Jeff Moore
Vice President of Sales, Midwest Region
The Tom Lange Company, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Chair, Supply Chain Logistics Council
Mark Munger
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
4Earth Farms
Los Angeles, CA
Chair, Produce Marketing & Merchandising Council

Dave Murray
Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce/Good Farms
Ventura, CA

Raina Nelson

Westfalia Fruit US
Oxnard, CA
Chair, Fresh-Cut Processor Board

John Newell
Chief Operating Officer
Windset Farms
Delta, BC, Canada
Ramon Paz-Vega
Zano SA de CV
Monterrey, Mexico

Kristen Reid

Executive Vice President
Chair, Leadership Alumni Board

James Rogers
CEO & Founder
Apeel Sciences
Goleta, CA
Jim Schallman
Danaco Solutions, LLC
Highland Park, IL
Mayda Sotomayor- Kirk
Seald Sweet International/Greenyard USA
Vero Beach, FL
Chair, International Advisory Board
Rob Strube III
Strube Celery & Vegetable Company
Chicago, IL
Allie Wainer
EVP & Chief Customer Officer
Sid Wainer & Son
New Bedford, MA