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United Fresh 2021 Washington Conference: Registered Attendees

The following list shows all attendees as of September 17, 2021.


Attendee Name Title  Company
Melissa Ackerman President Produce Alliance
Sophia Adelle The Farmlink Project
Jason Adlam VP, Sales CHEP
Fernando Aguiar Senior Account Manager Naturipe Farms, LLC
Aly Ahnert National Multi Unit Account Manager Fresh Start Foods Canada, Ltd.
Hollee Alexander VP, Industry Outreach & Events National Potato Council
Aaron Anderson Food Safety Manager Pacific International Marketing
Rebecca Anderson Technical Key Account Manager GLOBALG.A.P North America, Inc.
Nancy Arrieta Food Safety Manager Lipman Family Farms
Sara Arsenault Director, Federal Policy Department California Farm Bureau Federation
Stanley Bailey Senior Director, Scientific Affairs bioMerieux, Inc.
John Baillie CEO Jack T. Baillie Co., Inc.
John Baillie Food Safety Lead Amerifresh
Jim Bair President & CEO U.S. Apple Association
Tony Banegas Vice President Quality & Food Safety Bonduelle Fresh Americas
Rishi Banerjee Regulatory & Industry Affairs Manager Amazon Fresh
Natasha Bangel-Askren Sr. Manager National FSQA Taylor Farms, Inc.
Yissel Barajas Chief Human Resources Officer Reiter Affiliated Companies
Jack Baran Ole Tyme Produce, Inc.
Deadra Barnett Project Manager DNO Produce
Kourtney Barr Operation Food Secure Program Manager TRM Ministries
Joe Barsi President California Giant Berry Farms
Joseph Basciani Co-Owner, CFO Basciani Foods Inc.
Emmanuel Bayon Seton Hall University Student Seton Hall University
Monica Bazan-Noble Director of Quality 80 Acres Farms
Helena Beckett Director of Sales Giddings Berries USA
Alexandra Belias Food Safety Manager-Agricultural Operations McEntire Produce
Robb Bertels Vice President of Sales & Marketing Gold Coast Packing Company, Inc.
Emily Bettencourt Associate Director of Environmental, Social and Governance Programs South Mill Mushroom Sales, Inc.
Travis Blacker Industry Relations Director Idaho Potato Commission
Alison Blake Chief of Staff Produce Alliance
Adam Borchard Director of Government & Public Policy California Fresh Fruit Association
Shawn Boyle President & General Counsel Idaho Grower Shippers Association, Inc.
Jamie Brannen General Manager, Lake Park Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Steve Brazeel President Sunterra Produce Traders, Inc.
Dana Brennan Vice President of Government & Public Affairs Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Patrick Brennan Food Safety Sales Director AGQ Labs
Bill Brim Lewis Taylor Farms
Donna Lynn Browne Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility Naturipe Farms, LLC
Tom Brugato President Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Cathy Burns President Produce Marketing Association
Keesha Burse CPA CFO Frontera Produce
Marie Butler Director of Quality Assurance Taylor Farms - New Jersey
Chris Butts Director, Legislative Affairs Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
Tony Calvillo Global Sourcing Director Dayka & Hackett, LLC
Frank Camera Vice President of Operations SunFed
Mark Campbell CEO ProduceIQ, Inc.
Jackie Caplan Wiggins Vice President and COO Frieda's, Inc.
Greg Cardamone General Manager, Eastern Vegetables L & M Companies
Chalmers Carr III Owner/President Titan Farms, LLC
Elizabeth Carranza Communications California Blueberry Commission
Sonya Carrillo Director of Product Management Wonderful Citrus
Michael Castagnetto President Robinson Fresh
Richard Castaneda Project Manager Field Fresh Foods, Inc.
Travis Catalani VP of Sales B. Catalani, Inc.
Tracy Chapman Sr VP/Chief Legal and Administrative Officer A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
Christina Chattman The Wonderful Company
Neil Checketts VP Food Safety and Quality Assurance Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.
Shelby Chih Supply Chain Quality Manager Renaissance Food Group
Dionysios Christou Director Favorita USA Corp
Delaney Class HR Generalist The Class Produce Group
Kim Coker Member Engagement & Sales Manager, US & Canada Produce Marketing Association
Ben Collier Head of Core Operations The Farmlink Project
Cadee Condit Director of Government Relations American Pistachio Growers
Jeremy Cooley Tangelo
Mary Coppola Heslep Senior Vice President, Creative Ten Acre Marketing
Todd Cornelison Idaho Potato Commission
Jason Craig Government Affairs Manager C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Nedra Craig CFO GEM Pack Berries
Casey Creamer President & CEO California Citrus Mutual
Gabriela D'Arrigo Vice President of Marketing and Communications D'Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York
Gianna D'Arrigo D'Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York
Marissa Dake TRM Ministries
De Ann Davis PhD, DABT Senior Vice President of Science Western Growers
Kathryn Davis Director of Regulatory Affairs Apeel Sciences
Anthony DeAngelis Director, Northeast Division Christopher Ranch, LLC
Suresh DeCosta Director of Food Safety, North America and Latin America Lipman Family Farms
Alex DiNovo President & COO DNO Produce
Margaret Dominguez VP, Food Safety & Compliance Shenandoah Growers, Inc.
Ken Dreyer VP of Food & Biosecurity Decon7
Danny Dumas President, USA Courchesne Larose USA
Vikrant Dutta Senior Director, Scientific Affairs bioMerieux, Inc.
Natalie Dyenson Vice President, Food Safety & Quality Dole Food Company
Drew Echols Owner Jaemor Farms
Alan Ediger Vice President of Sales California Giant Berry Farms
Jacquie Ediger Executive Vice President Pro Citrus Network, Inc.
Jim Ehrlich Executive Director Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
David Einstandig Vice President & General Counsel Mastronardi Produce, Ltd.
Cheryl Enlow Vice President of Quality Assurance & Food Safety Calavo Growers, Inc.
Bret Erickson Sr. Vice President of Business Affairs Little Bear Produce
Thea Eubanks Vice President of Food Safety and Quality organicgirl
Annie Faller Food Safety Manager Amazon Fresh
Christopher Ferachi Operations and Safety Analyst Capitol City Produce
Bob Ferguson Photographer American Farm Publications
Craig Fields Director, Account Management - Northwest RPE, Inc.
Kate Fitzgerald Fitzgerald•Canepa, LLC
Kimberly Flores Vice President Business Development & Marketing Pro Citrus Network, Inc.
Sarah Frey President Frey Farms, LLC
Tony Freytag Executive Vice President Crunch Pak
Bonnie Fuson VP Customer Experience Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Micah Fuson Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety Curation Foods
Dante Galeazzi President & CEO Texas International Produce Association
Jan Garrett Vice President, Marketing & Business Development CDS Distributing Inc
Mitch Gibbs Reporter/Host WGSO Radio/990AM
Mark Girardin Past President North Bay Produce, Inc.
Zach Goebel Tangelo
Bil Goldfield Director, Corporate Communications Dole Food Company
Richard Gonzales Vice President Global Produce Sourcing Walmart Stores Inc.
Jordan Grainger VP of Sales Castellini Companies
Curtis Griffin Assistant Grower Griffin Ranches, Inc.
Bobby Grinstead General Manager Leonardo's Produce, LLC
Michael Grinstead General Manager Get Fresh Produce Inc.
Steve Grinstead Chief Executive Officer FreshEdge
John Gurrisi R.E.H.S. Vice President of Food Safety & Quality Fresh Express, Inc.
Kyle Hackett COO Dayka & Hackett, LLC
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent National Journal
Charles Hall Executive Director Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
Leah Halverson Founder, CEO Ten Acre Marketing
Austin Hamilton Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable
Jackie Hawkins Director of Food Safety & Quality BrightFarms
John Haycox Tropical, Ethnic Buyer Costco Wholesale
Johnna Hepner Director of Customer Success iFoodDS
Angela Hernandez Director of Marketing Trinity Fruit Company Inc.
Michelle Hill Assistant to the Executive Office Produce Marketing Association
Martha Hilton Vice President, Produce & Floral Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Jason Hollinger President & CEO Four Seasons Family of Companies
Alyssa Houtby Director of Government Affairs California Citrus Mutual
Skip Hulett VP & General Counsel NatureSweet, Ltd
Barbara Hulick Senior Director of Food Safety Produce Alliance
John Jackson Chief Executive Officer Beachside Produce, LLC
Tim Jackson VP Food Safety, Compliance, Worker Welfare Driscoll's
Daniel Jenkins Head of Regulatory and Quality Pairwise
Greg Johnson Director of Media Development Blue Book Services, Inc.
Michael Joyner President Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
Ben Kahrl Senior Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs ProducePay, Inc.
Tom Karst Editor in Chief The Packer Publications
Stefanie Katzman EVP S. Katzman Produce
Andy Kimbrel Vice President of Sales and Marketing Crunch Pak
Austin Kirtley Co-Founder/Managing Partner Kesi Management
Jamie Kitz Director of Philanthropy & Business Develpment Produce Marketing Association
Mark Klompien President/CEO United Potato Growers of America
Brian Kocher President and CEO Castellini Companies
Pat Kole Vice President Legal & Government Affairs Idaho Potato Commission
Greg Kraft President East Coast Fresh
Julie Krivanek President Krivanek Consulting, Inc.
Daniel Kurdys Director Horticulture & Seed Growth North America Bayer
Diane Kurrle Senior Vice President U.S. Apple Association
Jamie LaChapelle Chief Operating Officer CDS Distributing Inc
Zak Laffite President Wonderful Citrus
Michael Laws President Lawgistics, LLC.
Susan Leaman Vice President iDecisionSciences
Taylor Livingston Assistant Director of Packing Operations Titan Farms, LLC
Sparky Locke VP of Operations, Western Region Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
Karen Long VP, Business Development iFoodDS
Tom Lovelace Executive Vice President McEntire Produce
Hector Lujan President and CEO Reiter Affiliated Companies
Kenny Lund Executive Vice President ALC Logistics
Jesus Madrazo Board Member Reiter Affiliated Companies
Mike Mallon Vice President of Sales American Packaging Corporation
Matt Mandel Chief Operating Officer SunFed
Lee Mannering Executive Communications Manager Produce Marketing Association
Aldo Mares Director of Institutional Affairs Reiter Affiliated Companies
Neal Mays Manager, Strategic Account Development Safe Foods Corporation
Beth McCarthy Smith Founder & CEO SIMPLICITY Cold Pressed Juice & Cocktails
Drew McDonald VP Quality & Food Safety Taylor Farms, Inc.
Michael McGee Vice President, Finance L & M Companies
Meaghan McGrath Director of Product Development Local Bounti Corporation
Christine McKee Counsellor (Agriculture) Embassy of Canada
Manuel Michel Executive Director National Mango Board
Catalina Miranda Regulatory Affairs Specialist Apeel Sciences
Billy Mitchell FSMA Training Coordinator National Farmers Union
Jeff Mitchell Director, Global Food Safety IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Tony Mitchell VP of Produce Associated Wholesale Grocers
Jaime Montiel Plant Manager Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
Allison Moore Vice President Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
Jeff Moore Vice President of Sales, Midwest Region The Tom Lange Company, Inc.
Mark Munger Vice President, Sales & Marketing 4Earth Farms
David Murray Vice President Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce
Jed Murray Vice President, Operations Tenaza Organic Farms
Michael Muzyk President Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.
William Nardelli Jr Vice President of Sales Nardelli Brothers, Inc.
Raina Nelson President, US Westfalia Fruit Marketing USA LLC
Marc Newman Transportation Manager Capital City Fruit Company, Inc.
Paul Newstead Director of Business Development Domex Superfresh Growers
Dorothy Noble Writer & Researcher American Farm Publications
Jeff Oberman Vice President of Sales - Business Development PRO*ACT, LLC
Beth Oleson Director of Education & Food Safety Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
Elise Oliver Program Supervisor California Apple Commission
Rick Overholt Growers Sales - Vice President IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Ashish Pandit Director-Food Safety&QA Pom Wonderful, LLC
Andrew Pandol Safety Manager Pandol Brothers, Inc.
John Pandol Director of Special Projects Pandol Brothers, Inc.
Carole Patterson Compliance Director Red Blossom Sales
Max Payen District Sales Manager – Northwest Birko
Ramon Paz-Vega CEO Zano SA de CV
Brittany Pearson Marketing & Communications Manager S. Katzman Produce
Stephanie Pharris Asset Manager Duncan Family Farms, LLC
Mike Pia South Mill Mushroom Sales, Inc.
Kinsey Porter Food Safety Manager North Bay Produce, Inc.
Mark Powers President Northwest Horticultural Council
Lisa Proctor Frey Farms, LLC
Jennifer Pulcipher Director of Food Safety & Compliance North Bay Produce, Inc.
Kam Quarles CEO National Potato Council
Jorge Ramirez Founder Agronegocios
Anthony Ratto Operations Ratto Bros., Inc.
Margarita Raycheva News Analyst IEG Policy/ Food Chemical News
Kristen Reid Executive Vice President MIXTEC Group
Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak President and CEO Produce for Better Health Foundation
Molly Rhyan IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Andrew Rice Vice President of Santa Maria Operations Reiter Affiliated Companies
Rachel Roberts President American Mushroom Institute
Andres Rodriguez Agricultural Attache Embassy of Chile
James Rogers CEO Apeel Sciences
Bob Rose Vice President, National Sales Allen Lund Company, LLC
Scott Ross Senior Sales & Business Development Manager Dole Food Company
Baha Sadduk QC/FS Manager, PTI Traceability Manager, Cooler & Field operations Coastline Family Farms
Mary Salins Owner/President Teddy Bear Fresh Produce, LLC
Case Samuel VP of Sales Sunrise Fresh Dried Fruit Co. of California
Jacob Samuel Sunrise Fresh Dried Fruit Co. of California
Todd Sanders Executive Director California Apple Commission
Jim Schallman CEO Danaco Solutions, LLC
Kristina Schoen Food Safety Specialist Highland Ag Solutions
Rachelle Schulken Marketing Event Manager Renaissance Food Group
Katie Seawell Chief Commercial Officer Bowery Farming
Jacob Serck Sales and Head of Marketing JAB Produce/Jack Keller Co.
Marshal Sewell U.S. Open Field Strategic Accounts and Partners Manager Bayer
David Sherrod President & CEO Southeast Produce Council
Oliver Sill Sales Illume Agriculture
Craig Slate President & CEO SunFed
Mayda Sotomayor-Kirk CEO Seald Sweet International/Greenyard USA
Kathy Sponheim Co-Owner/Sales Michael Family Farms, LLC
Kim St George VP Business Development Renaissance Food Group
Kaari Stannard President New York Apple Sales, Inc.
Will Steele President & CEO Frontera Produce
Wendell Stockton Director of Food Safety Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
Nien Su Advisor Cambridge Crops, Inc.
George Szczepanski Director of Business Development, Global Sponsorships and Events Produce Marketing Association
Lourdes Tamborello Director, Quality Assurance- Eastern Region & Canada Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
Jeremy Taylor Vice President of Sales DNO Produce
Lori Taylor Founder & Owner The Produce Moms
Max Teplitski Chief Science Officer Produce Marketing Association
Mariana Thomaz Director, Sales Produce CHEP
Rayne Thompson Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Lianna Tilton Food Safety/Quality Assurance Sr. Supervisor Braga Fresh Family Farms
Ed Treacy Vice President, Supply Chain and Sustainability Produce Marketing Association
William Troxell Executive Secretary Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association
Aaron Troyer President Troyer Brothers FL, Inc.
Kate Tynan Senior Vice President Northwest Horticultural Council
Chris Valadez President Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
Reinder Van der Meer Director Agro & Food North America AGQ Labs
Jim Vangelos GM A.R. Arena Packaging LLC
Joe Vargas Director of Marketing & Business Intelligence FirstFruits Marketing
Jennifer Velasquez Director of Marketing Full Tilt Marketing
Leticia Velazquez Operations Manager The FruitGuys
Chris Voigt Executive Director Washington State Potato Commission
Chip Walker III CEO PRO*ACT, LLC
Lorren Walker President and CEO EliasWalker Inc.
Jon Wall VP Operations North Bay Produce, Inc.
Julie Wankowski Key Account Director Julie Wankowski
Richard Warsaw Director of Food Safety & Quality GreenGate Fresh, LLLP
Sam Watson Owner CHILL C FARMS LLC
Jaime Weisinger Director of Community and Government Relations, Real Estate Manager, Director Lipman Family Farms
Bristol Wells Director of Marketing and Customer Experience Highland Ag Solutions
Michael Wenkel Chief Operating Officer National Potato Council
Dorn Wenninger SVP, Produce United Natural Foods
Diane Wetherington Founder and Board Member iFoodDS
Vicente Wong General Manager Favorita USA Corp
Chris Woods Operations & Business Development Tangelo
Daniel Wu G.L Consulting, LLC
Luis Yepiz The Farmlink Project
Greg Yielding Executive Vice President, Chief Executive National Onion Association
Pat Young Director, Grower Sales IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.
Amalia Zimmerman-Lommel Director of Social Responsibility Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce