March 5, 2015

PMA Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2015 announced

The fifth annual PMA Foundation Emerging Leaders Program will kick off its year-long program next week in Glendale, Arizona, where 37 young professionals from across the fresh produce supply chain will engage in intensive learning designed to prepare high potential professionals to embrace increasing levels of responsibility and future leadership roles.

The on-site program, held in conjunction with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, includes a business module simulation and crisis management preparedness. Tailored coaching will begin once participants are back in their respective work places. Participants will then continue their training via online modules and culminate their programming in October at PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

The PMA Foundation Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2015:

  • Emilio Aguado, Calimax
  • Armando Alvarado, Triple H Produce LLC
  • Ignacio Balmaceda, Exportadora Subsole S.A.
  • Steve Bindas, Chiquita Brands
  • William Brauchle, Wegmans Food Markets
  • Jose Carrasco, ERC Trade
  • Sam Chaidez, Taylor Farms Retail
  • Vanessa Cordova, Wholesum Harvest
  • Daniel Corsaro, Indianapolis Fruit Company
  • Aaron Daniels, Kroger
  • Candace Davis, Delhaize America
  • David Dudley, Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Ricardo Echeverri, Turbana Corporation
  • Kailan Elder, Domex Superfresh Growers
  • Ken Fulton, Sunkist Growers Inc
  • Luis Galaviz, Del Campo Supreme
  • Matthew Giddings, The Oppenheimer Group
  • Keith Groven, Black Gold Farms
  • Alina Henry, Produce Marketing Association
  • Galen Johnson, FreshPoint
  • Nick Kastis-Akury, L & M Companies
  • Joseph Klick, Naturipe Farms
  • Tyler Lance, Progressive Produce/Pathfinder
  • Nicholas Leonard, Freshpoint CT
  • Randy Marsh, Legacy Farms
  • Joshua Menchaca, Pro Citrus Network, Inc.
  • Lee Miller, R.S. Hanline Inc.
  • Andrew Moberly, Daymon Worldwide/Wegmans Food Markets
  • Giuseppe Rubino, Mastronardi Produce
  • Max Saad, Mastronardi Produce
  • Herman Sihota, Kam-Way Transportation, Inc.
  • Burtie van Zyl, ZZ2
  • Chad VanMatre, JV Smith Companies
  • Kellie Weaver, Dulcinea Farms
  • Justin Whitcomb, Veg Fresh Farms
  • Corey Williams, R.S. Hanline Inc.
  • Candace Wilson, Monsanto

For more information on speakers and program details, visit PMA’s website

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