Introducing BOLD Class 3
BOLD Class 3 members attending UC Davis Classes June, 2023
The avocado industry’s Board Leadership Development Program (BOLD) seated it’s third class on April 14th, 2023. These future avocado industry leaders applied for the year-long program, to immerse themselves in learning about the industry, the boards that serve it, and to gain the knowledge that will prepare themselves for future board participation.
The Hass avocado board (HAB) developed this program in 2020, to find next generation industry leaders to ultimately serve as board members on any of the industry’s boards, as the industry faces an increasingly complex marketplace, and needs increasingly sophisticated problem solvers to continue our growth performance.
BOLD was designed to develop emerging leaders who are both motivated and equipped to meet the avocado industry’s extraordinary opportunities, and extraordinary challenges. During the BOLD curriculum, the program will increase participant’s understanding of board member responsibilities, avocado research & marketing functions, finance and fiduciary responsibilities, board structure and membership, governance, and much more.
The members of this year’s BOLD Class 3 are:
Olivia Avellaneda – Importer
Victoria Cao – Importer/Producer
Lilia Carmen – Importer
Michael Craviotto – Producer
Emely Allen Fernandes – Importer
Jorge Mario Gomez – Importer/Producer
Nick Lahr – Importer
Nathan Lurie – Producer
Alfredo Rodriguez – Importer
Daniel Ruiz – Producer
Casey Stoops – Producer
Jennifer Zendejas – Importer
This Class of BOLD just enjoyed 3 days of intensive learning and training at the University of California at Davis, with 2 well respected Department of Ag Economics professors taking the class though a rigorous agenda of learning and education of industry practices and Fruit and Vegetable knowledge and insights. It will provide invaluable experience for these future Board leaders.
BOLD brings out the best in all of us and builds a stronger future for this industry and reinforces the objective that board service is a way to give back to the industry that we want to see grow and thrive.
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BOLD brings out the best in all of us and builds a stronger future for this industry we all love and want to see continue to prosper and grow. Read more about HAB’s BOLD program here.
The Hass avocado industry faces both extraordinary opportunities and challenges moving into the future, and the industry needs to face an increasingly complex marketplace with increasingly sophisticated problem-solvers. BOLD is designed to develop emerging leaders who are both motivated and equipped to meet those opportunities and challenges.