Produce Industry Leadership Program graduates Class 24

The United Fresh Produce Association has announced the members of the 2018-2019 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 24. Sponsored by a grant from Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, this program was launched in 1995 and has graduated more than 200 program participants.

The Produce Industry Leadership Program welcomes these professionals to its 24th class:

•Daniel Corsaro, Indianapolis Fruit Co, Indianapolis IN

•Shanan Cox, Sam’s Club, Bentonville AR

•Heather Fuller, Braga Fresh Family Farms, Bakersfield CA

•Jason Frost, Apio Inc, Hanover PA

•Brett Grimm, Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield CA

•Lacy Litten, Innovative Produce, Santa Maria CA

•Matt Roy, US Foods, Rosemont IL

•Brianna Shales, Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee WA

•Leslie Simmons, Dave’s Specialty Imports, Medley FL

•Olivia Storvik, NatureSweet Tomatoes, San Antonio TX

•Lori Taylor, The Produce Moms, Indianapolis IN

•Ross Williams, Titan Farms, Ridge Spring SC

Beginning this month, the members of Leadership Class 24 will participate in educational events and outings centered on the four core focus areas of the program: leadership development, business relationships, government and public affairs, and media and public communications.

During the year-long fellowship, participants will take part in a series of trips that include face-to-face meetings with industry players, hands-on training with industry experts and educators, and interactive experiences with leaders in Washington DC. This year’s schedule will feature trips to Ohio, Michigan, Canada, Washington DC, Wilmington DE, Mexico, and Chicago, where the class will graduate at the 2019 United Fresh Convention.

For more information on the Produce Industry Leadership Program, visit or phone 202-303-3412.

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