Held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh convention and expo, the Reception Honoring Women in Produce recognizes contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share their personal experience of service.
The featured speaker is selected from nominations submitted by United Fresh members across the industry and reviewed by a committee of her peers, including honorees from the past 19 years.
“Each year we see an abundance of qualified women nominated for this honor,” said Tom Stenzel, United Fresh president and chief executive officer. “The women in our industry continue to lift each other up, and we all look forward to the opportunity to celebrate their advances and achievements annually at the Reception Honoring Women in Produce.”
This 2016 honoree will join a distinguished group women including:
•Dan’l Mackey Almy, DMA Solutions Inc
•Tonya Antle, Tanimura & Antle
•Frieda Caplan, Frieda’s Inc
•Karen 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 Miceli, Grimmway Enterprises Inc
•Teri Miller, Delhaize America
•Dr Martha Rhodes-Roberts, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
•Steffanie Smith, Andrew Smith Company
•Heather Shavey, Costco Wholesale
•Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk, Seald Sweet International
•Rosemary Talley, Talley Farms
•Jenney Tenney, The Kroger Company
Nominations for the 2016 honoree are now being accepted. The nomination period will close April 5, 2016. Tickets for the Reception Honoring Women in Produce are required, and are included in the United Fresh 2016 convention package or All Access Package.
For more information about the reception, contact Angela Tiwari, United Fresh Director, Grassroots and Political Action, at [email protected] or 202-303-3416.