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2018 United Fresh Start Foundation Annual Conference and Gala Dinner: Registered Attendees

The following list shows all attendees as of December 14, 2018.


Attendee Name Title  Company
Dan Acevedo Director of Business and Marketing Development GreenFruit Avocados
Brent Addison Director of Sales & Marketing Capital City Fruit Company, Inc.
Marcia Adler Avocados From Mexico
Jay Alley Big White Lab
Adam Almond Category Leader, Produce Amazon Fresh
Rebecca Anderson Technical Key Account Manager GLOBALG.A.P North America, Inc.
Brian Antle President Plant Tape
Rick Antle Chief Executive Officer
Felice Arboisiere Produce Manager Taco Bell
Mitch Ardantz Managing Partner Bonipak Produce Company
CarrieAnn Arias Vice President of Marketing Naturipe Farms, LLC
Megan Arnold Senior Manager, Food Safety and Security Robinson Fresh
Ricky Ashenfelter CEO Spoiler Alert
Patrick Atagi Vice President, Advocacy and External Affairs National Wooden Pallet & Container Association
Amy Baker Director, Quality Management Peterson Farms Fresh
Salim Baltagi Senior Vice President, Operations Polymer Logistics
Ben Batten VP Sales Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc.
Helena Beckett Sr. Director of Retail, Vendor-Managed Inventory and Delivered Sales Tanimura & Antle
Devon Beer President and Chief Operating Officer Freshway Foods
Elaine Bellin President and CEO Paragon Foods
David Benjamin President & CEO Global SCV
Alex Berkley Sales Manager Frieda's, Inc.
Rod Bernard Food Safety Director Southern Specialties, Inc.
Ed Bertaud Director, Retail Sales IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Matt Bigham AFIS, CLCS Sales Manager Western Growers Insurance Services
Bill Bland Jr. General Manager Freedom Freight & Logistics
Michael Bledsoe Ph.D. Vice President Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs Village Farms International, Inc.
Kevin Blessing VP of Bakery, Prepared Meals, and Restaurants H-E-B
Katie Booher Sourcing Leader, Perishables Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Barbara Braden Director Quality Assurance organicgirl
Nicole Brandt Sr. Marketing Manager
Adam Brohimer President Category Partners, LLC
Chris Brown Sr. Director NatureSeal
Larry Brown EVP, Sales and Purchasing Coastal Sunbelt Produce
Micah Brown President East Coast Fresh
Donna Lynn Browne Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility Naturipe Farms, LLC
Tom Brugato President Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Greg Brumbaugh Technical Leader Avery Dennison
Jeff Cady Director of Produce & Floral Tops Friendly Markets
Jerry Callahan Group Vice President, Produce and Floral Albertsons Companies
Mark Campion President, Taylor Farms Retail Taylor Farms, Inc.
Adam Cancellieri Sales Veg-Fresh Farms
Dino Cancellieri Jr. Managing Partner Veg-Fresh Farms
Alfonso Cano Director of Produce & Floral, Lucky Division Albertsons Companies
Karen Caplan President & CEO Frieda's, Inc.
Jackie Caplan Wiggins Vice President and COO Frieda's, Inc.
Karen Caruso Market Development Manager Zespri Kiwifruit
Michael Castagnetto Vice President, Global Sourcing Robinson Fresh
Anny Chaleunsouk-Jones Account Manager Sunrise Logistics, Inc.
Megan Chedwick Director, Food Safety & Sustainability Church Brothers Farms
Elizabeth Cherry Account Executive The Packer Publications
Corey Christie VP Sales organicgirl
Jeff Church Sales/Partner Church Brothers Farms
Christopher Ciruli COO Ciruli Brothers, LLC
Robert Colescott President Southern Specialties, Inc.
Greg Corrigan Sr. Director of Produce and Floral Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Marty Craner Owner B & C Fresh Sales
James Cranney Jr. President California Citrus Quality Council
Rick Cruz Sales Manager for Pavilions Albertsons Companies
Jose Luis Cutrale Owner Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
Rodney D'Acquisto President CDS Distributing Inc
Joan Daleo President Ole Tyme Produce, Inc.
Barbara Dan Senior Vice President, Innovation Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Will Daniels IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group
Allen Davis General Manager / VP of Business Development Central West Produce
De Ann Davis PhD, DABT Vice President, Quality and Food Safety Church Brothers Farms
Lisa Davis VP of Sales West Coast
Matthew DeCeault Produce Chain Account Manager BASF Corporation
Marissa Delatorre Project Coordinator Horizon Marketing
Barbara Dellavecchia National Accounts Manager Emerald Packaging, Inc.
Jan DeLyser Vice President, Marketing California Avocado Commission
Brian Denton Director of Marketing & Brand Development PRO*ACT, LLC
Julie DeWolf Director of Retail Marketing Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Alex DiNovo President & COO DNO Inc.
Ken Diveley Consultant Fresh Express, Inc.
Jeff Dolan DiMare Fresh Newman
Dave Donat President Produce Pro, Inc.
Jim Dudlicek Editorial Director of Progressive Grocer at EnsembleIQ Progressive Grocer
Danny Dumas Vice President N.A. Sales & Product Management Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
David Durkin OFW Law
Todd Eagan Buyer Costco Wholesale
Charlie Eagle Vice President Business Development Southern Specialties, Inc.
Jacquie Ediger Executive Vice President Pro Citrus Network, Inc.
Meagan Edwards Account Manager Moxxy Marketing
Chris Elmer Vice President of Sales Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
Cheryl Enlow Vice President of Quality Assurance and Food Safety Renaissance Food Group
Bret Erickson Sr. Vice President of Business Affairs J & D Produce, Inc.
John Farrington COO Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Andrew Fellon Business Leader Trane Energy Supply Services
Hillary Femal Vice President, Sales & Marketing 48forty Solutions
Jesus Fierro Food Safety & Quality Manager Gills Onions, LLC
Ryan Findlay CEO American Soybean Association
Terri Fletcher Director of Foodservice & Retail Business Harvest Sensations
Dan Floyd Sales Manager, National Accounts Veg-Fresh Farms
Kent Ford Director of Foodservice Sales Taylor Farms Tennessee, Inc.
Aaron Fox Executive Vice President Fox Packaging
John Freitas VP, Sales Fresh Origins LLC
Tony Freytag Executive Vice President Crunch Pak
Micah Fuson Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety Apio, Inc.
Dante Galeazzi President & CEO Texas International Produce Association
Anthony Gallino Vice President, Sales California Giant Berry Farms
Adam Gamble President Russ Davis Wholesale, Inc.
Julian Gamez Vice President, Finance & Operations United Fresh Produce Association
Frank Garcia Vice President Support Operations Tanimura & Antle
Alicia Garza Project Manager Triple H
Mike Gatz Director of Business Development Bushman's, Inc.
Chris Given Director of Sales Taylor Farms Retail, Inc.
Don Goforth Director of Sales and Marketing Family Tree Farms
Sarah Grady Manager, U.S. Strategic Supply Chain McDonald's Corporation
Jordan Grainger Account Executive Castellini Group of Companies
Kelly Green Owner & VP Business Development Birko
Steve Grinstead Chief Executive Officer The Grinstead Group, LLC
John Groh Editor & Publisher The Produce News
Rudi Groppe President Heinzen Manufacturing International
Jeff Gullickson Sr VP Western Growers Insurance Western Growers
David Guzman Owner/Sales Family Tree Produce
John Haggerty VP Business Development Burris Logistics
David Hair President nGroup
Jeff Hall Food Safety Specialist Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Eric Halverson Chief Executive Officer Black Gold Farms
Leah Halverson Director of Marketing Black Gold Farms
Andy Hamilton CEO Eco Farms
Russ Hanlin III Chief Executive Officer Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Lisa Hansen Director of Sales & Marketing McDill Associates
Christian Harris COO Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Jessica Harris Trade Marketing Manager Earthbound Farm
Kellee Harris Western Region Business Manager The Giumarra Companies
Robert Hartmann Fresh Alliance, LLC
James Hay National Accounts Leader - U.S. CORTEVA Agriscience
John Headrick Global Technology Development Lead Monsanto
Phil Henry President Henry Avocado
Fred Heptinstall CEO North America Business Polymer Logistics
Elena Hernandez Marketing Manager Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Larry Hicks Director of Sales Peterson Farms Fresh
Mark Hilton Vice President of Produce/Floral Harris Teeter Supermarkets
Grace Ho Senior Vice President Food Safety and Quality Castellini Group of Companies
Stuart Holmes President Charlie's Produce Company
Keith Horder CEO Harold Crawford Companies
Scott Horsfall CEO California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
Kenna Huff Field Applications Specialist Roka Bioscience
Jeff Hutterer Regional Business Manager Mann Packing Company
Mike Ireland Business Development Manager Capital City Fruit Company, Inc.
David Isaac President Garland Chemical Solutions, Inc.
Jay Iverson VP, Sales & Marketing GreenGate Fresh, LLLP
David Jackson Owner Family Tree Farms
John Jackson Chief Executive Officer Beachside Produce, LLC
Jordan James Kwik Lok Corporation
Michael Jantschke Director of Food Safety PRO*ACT, LLC
Steve Jarzombek
Denis Jennisch Director, Produce Sourcing US Foods
Brian Jenny Vice President/GM, CC Kitchens Castellini Group of Companies
Cindy Jewell Vice President of Marketing California Giant Berry Farms
Greg Johnson Director of Media Development Blue Book Services, Inc.
Alexander Justice Moore Chief Development Officer DC Central Kitchen
Stefanie Katzman Executive Manager S. Katzman Produce
Mikelea Kelley e-Business Manager Tanimura & Antle
Lianna Kelly Food Safety Director Markon, Inc.
Joseph Kelsay US Food Chain Manager CORTEVA Agriscience
Stephen Kenfield Vice President Value Added HMC Farms
Justin Kerr Owner/Manager Factor IV Solutions, LLC
Bob Kiehnle CFO PRO*ACT, LLC
Bryan Koch Sales Manager Wonderful Citrus
Brian Kocher President and CEO Castellini Group of Companies
Michael Koeris Founder & Chief Innovation Officer Corvium
Allison Kopf CEO Agrilyst
David Krause President Wonderful Citrus
Gretchen Kreidler Austin Director of Marketing & Business Development SunFed
Greg Kurkjian VP/General Manager Crosset Company
Robert Kurtz Vice President & General Manager Sunrise Logistics, Inc.
Chris Lafferty Vice President of Sales Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions
Zak Laffite Chief Sales Officer Wonderful Citrus
David Lake President 4Earth Farms
Matt Lally Associate Director Nielsen Fresh
Sharan Lanini Director of Food Safety Pacific International Marketing
Joe Lavoie General Manager Fresh Start Foods Canada, Ltd.
Michael Laws President Lawgistics, LLC.
Kristyn Lawson Vice President of Retail Sales GreenFruit Avocados
Emanuel Lazopoulos Senior Vice President, N.A. Sales & Product Management Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
Kevin Leap Commodity Manager - Avocados Robinson Fresh
James Lee Vice President, Legal Affairs Choptank Transport
James Lemke President Robinson Fresh
Ali Leon VP, Sales & Marketing, Foodservice Ready Pac Foods, Inc.
Jeff Leshuk Marketing Strategy Consultant Sensitech
Tom Letizia Business Development Manager Hobart
Sparky Locke VP Western Operations Apio, Inc.
Hilary Long Marketing Director Frey Farms, LLC
Tom Lovelace Executive Vice President McEntire Produce
Jeff Lucas Technical Director Merieux NutriSciences USA
Carson Ludwig Plant Manager Gills Onions, LLC
Kenny Lund Vice President, Support Operations ALC Logistics
Richard Machado President Agrian Inc.
Craig Mack Director - Global Sourcing Robinson Fresh
Dan'l Mackey Almy President and CEO DMA Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Madu Director of Sales Windset Farms
Wendy Maduff VP of Corporate Food Safety The Wonderful Company
Jenny Maloney Food Chain Sustainability Manager Bayer Crop Science
Guillermo Martinez General Manager Wilson Produce
Nick Mascari Vice President of Sales All Fresh GPS
Bob Mast President CMI Orchards
Paul Mastronardi President Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.
Cristie Mather Managing Director The Fiction Tribe
Amanda May Food Safety Manager Wonderful Citrus
Diana McClean Senior Marketing Director Ocean Mist Farms
Scott McClelland President of Food Drug H-E-B
Drew McDonald VP Quality & Food Safety Taylor Farms, Inc.
John McGuigan Director of Industry Affairs Hass Avocado Board
Lance McMillan Director of North American Sales Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Lisa McNeece Vice President, Foodservice and Industrial Sales Grimmway Enterprises Inc.
Bob Meek CEO Onions 52, Inc.
Neil Merritt Director of Sales Bard Valley Date Growers
Manuel Michel Executive Director National Mango Board
Shannon Mikulskis Manager, Distribution Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Chad Miller VP of Produce Procurement Sprouts Farmers Markets
Robert Mills Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance The Harbinger Group, LLC
Cameron Mistal World Harvest Produce
Jeff Mitchell Director of Food Safety & Quality IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Tony Mitchell Vice President of Sales, Procurement and Marketing Caito Foods Service, Inc.
Allison Moore Vice President Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
Jeff Moore Vice President of Sales, Midwest Region The Tom Lange Company, Inc.
Marianna Moreno-Martinez Food Safety Coordinator Live Oak Farms
Phil Muir President & CEO Muir Copper Canyon Farms
Bill Munger Vice President of Sales & Marketing Gold Coast Packing Company, Inc.
Mark Munger Vice President, Sales & Marketing 4Earth Farms
David Murray Vice President Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Gail Murray Senior Manager, Safety & Quality The Walt Disney Company
Michael Muzyk President Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.
Jon-Christopher Myers Fresh Alliance, LLC
Howard Nager Vice President, Marketing & Business Development Sun Pacific Marketing
Karen Nardozza President & CEO Moxxy Marketing
Dolores Neira Ed Center Manager Horizon Marketing
Raina Nelson Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Renaissance Food Group
Eric Nieman Vice President - Associate Publisher Produce Business
Parker Nishi Director Sales and Merchandising Melissa's/World Variety Produce, Inc.
Garrett Nishimori Sales & Marketing Manager San Miguel Produce, Inc.
Dan O'Connell CEO Foodmix Marketing Communications
Chip Obracay Director, Customer Service Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
Chad Ogden Director of Freight Brokerage Sunrise Logistics, Inc.
Greg Ogiba Chief Operating Officer AMC Direct, Inc.
Punam Ohri-Vachaspati PhD, RD Professor, Nutrtion Arizona State University
Cory Oliver CEO Bebo Distributing
John Olivo Vice President /Chief Financial Officer Fresh Express, Inc.
Scot Olson President, North/Northwest FreshSource LLC
Mike Orf Group Vice President, Produce Procurement Hy-Vee, Inc.
Marc Oshima Chief Marketing Officer AeroFarms
Martin Otto Chief Financial Officer H-E-B
Nina Overdorff Marketing and Sales Produce Packaging, Inc.
Lisa Overman Director of Marketing Dole Food Company
Elis Owens Director of Technical Services Birko
Lee Anne Oxford Director of Marketing L & M
Andrew Pandol Safety Manager Pandol Brothers, Inc.
John Pandol Pandol Brothers, Inc.
Philip Penny Vice President, Information Technology PRO*ACT, LLC
Marcos Perez VP, Produce Marketing H-E-B
Ken Petersen Chief, Audit Services Branch USDA, AMS
Mark Petersen Director of Transportation Robinson Fresh
Gary Petill Director, Food and Nutrtion Services San Diego Unified School District
Amy Philpott Vice President Watson/Green LLC
Jason Pounds Treasurer/Secretary Hardie's Fresh Foods
Dave Premo Director of Sales - West Birko
Jeffrey Priebe Senior Director, Quality & Food Safety Danaco Solutions
Gale Prince President Your Food Safety Coach
Joseph Procacci III Director - Procacci Holdings Co. LLC Procacci Bros. Sales Corp.
Jane Proctor Vice President, Policy & Issue Management Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Chris Puentes President Interfresh, Inc.
Robert Quinn Dir. of Sales Operations Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Tim Rabon Sr. Director of Corporate Strategy & Human Resources Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
Jeanne Raede Food Safety Results
David Rajkovich Vice President of Produce and Floral Giant Eagle Markets, Inc.
Walter Ram Vice President of Food Safety The Giumarra Companies
Javier Ramirez Business Development Manager Sanitation Specialists, LLC
Priscilla Ramirez Account Manager Horizon Marketing
Cody Ramsey Director of Foodservice Sales
Ron Ratto President Ratto Bros., Inc.
Kristen Reid Executive Vice President MIXTEC Group
Susan Reimer-Sifford Fresh Connect LLC
Blair Richardson President and Chief Executive Officer Potatoes USA
Mac Riggan Director of Marketing Chelan Fresh
Brian Rooney Director of Supply Chain & Operations Fresh Avenue
Joan Rosen Owner JC Rosen Resources
Scott Ross Director of Sales, East West Pak Avocado
Tom Rouse VP Business Development Pom Wonderful, LLC
Matt Roy Senior Director, Produce US Foods
Giuseppe Rubino Director of Packaging Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.
Michele Russell Corporate Director of Quality Assurance Hardie's Fresh Foods - Houston, LP
Randy Russell Partner The Russell Group
Aaron Schneider Director, Food Safety Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Katie Schwab Sales Director Produce Packaging, Inc.
Heather Shavey Assistant Vice President General Merchandise Manager Costco Wholesale
Peter Shore Director Business Development and Marketing Calavo Growers, Inc.
Natalie Shuman Director of Industry Marketing Apeel Sciences
Shannon Shuman Vice President - Produce The Packer Publications
Gary Silacci Ocean Mist Farms
Rusbelina Silva Director of Quality and Food Safety 4Earth Farms
Amy Simeri McClellan Senior Vice President of Retail Martinís Super Markets
Bruce Simmons Director Of Foodservice Sales Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Brian Slagel Director of Strategic Sales Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Craig Slate President & CEO SunFed
Kim Snyder Corporate Food Safety Director Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
Doug Sokol Palisades Tennis
Luciana Soler-Smith Director, Quality Assurance Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk CEO Seald Sweet International/Greenyard USA
Sruthi Srinivasan Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program Manager Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
Kim St George Director of Sales & Marketing, Private Brands Mann Packing Company
Ron Steele General Sales Manager Wonderful Citrus
Mario Steta Group Vice President and General Manager LATAM Driscoll's
Kyle Stevens VP Produce Merchandising & Procurement H-E-B
Sean Stolarik Category Sales Manager Big Y Foods, Inc.
Lisa Strube Director of Finance & Administration Strube Celery & Vegetable Company
Scott Super Business Development Manager -- Reclosures | Label & Packaging Materials Avery Dennison
Trevor Suslow Director, Postharvest Technology Center Produce Marketing Association
Tom Taetsch
Leonardo Tarriba CEO Farmer's Best International, LLC
Dean Taylor Director of Food Service Sales & Commodity Planning Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.
Greg Taylor Vice President Value Added Sales Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Lori Taylor Founder & Owner The Produce Moms
Fernando Terrazas Sr. Purchasing/Program Manager Taco Bell
Sherrie Terry President & CEO Sherrie L. Terry Consulting LLC
Luke Thevenet 3M Food Safety
AJ Thibodeaux Director of Produce and Floral Associated Grocers Baton Rouge
Caitlin Tierney Director of Produce 99 Cent Only Stores
Hugh Topper Retired Group V.P. Fresh
Joe Traver Wonderful Citrus
Tom Travers President Harvest Sensations
Kathleen Triou President and CEO Fresh Solutions Network, LLC
Phil Tripoli Director of National Accounts PakSense
Kori Tuggle-Dinner Vice President, Marketing Church Brothers Farms
Alessandro Turatti President Turatti North America
Kate Tynan Vice President Northwest Horticultural Council
Lucy Valdovinos Food Safety Director Ratto Bros., Inc.
Wesley Van Camp Vice President & General Counsel Tanimura & Antle
Jacki Van Eerden Business Developer Van Eerden Co.
Jim Vangelos GM A.R. Arena Packaging LLC
Richard Varley Owner KiVar Chemical Technologies
Robert Verloop Chief Operating Officer & General Manager Coastline Family Farms
Ype Von Hengst Chef Silver Diner
Suzanne Wade Corporate Communications H-E-B
Jennifer Wagner Vice President, Marketing Growers Express
Alexandra Wainer Executive Vice President Sid Wainer and Son
Jon Wall Facilities & Compliance Manager North Bay Produce, Inc.
Richard Warsaw Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager GreenGate Fresh, LLLP
Steve Warshawer Food Safety Coordinator Winrock International
Kevin Weaver Director of Produce Southeastern Grocers
Asuka Westbrook Market Manager H.B. Fuller
Amy Whitworth Program Manager - Shipping Division Michael Cutler Company
Brittany Wiebe Sr. Corporate Account Manager Ecolab, Inc.
Tom Williams Senior Business Development Manager Advantage Solutions
Frederick Williamson President Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Lee Woodham President FreshPoint Atlanta, Inc.
Mary Wright-Rana
Robert Wujeck Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.
Sara Wyant Editor Agri-Pulse
Drew Yancey President Yancey's
Tim York President Markon, Inc.
Jon Zaninovich President Jasmine Vineyards, Inc.
Greg Zelei Vice President of Sales & Marketing NewStar Fresh Foods
Robert Ziel Director of Food Safety and Social Responsibility J & J Family of Farms
Amalia Zimmerman-Lommel Director of Social Responsibility Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Brian Zomorodi VP Quality & Food Safety Apio, Inc.