Introducing BOLD Class 4

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We are pleased to announce the participants who make up our fourth Board Leadership Development (BOLD) Class 4 that was initiated the last week of March.

We had so many qualified applicants for this year’s program, and so much interest from the avocado industry associations & commissions to sponsor the candidates, that for the first time in our four-year history, we upped the class size from twelve participants to fifteen members!

These individuals are now on a yearlong journey, of education, learning and instruction on how to be the best board member they can be – if and when they get the opportunity to run for and get elected/selected to sit on an industry board of directors.

Thirteen of our previous BOLD Class graduates are currently sitting on Avocado boards, and another 4 are in the nomination/election/selection process for this year’s open board seats! So BOLD is WORKING!

These 15 members of the avocado supply chain, either as producers or importers who meet the criteria for board service, will now step into the curriculum that our previous 36 participants have partaken of, and learn about the industry in a deep and meaningful way, and be as prepared as possible to lean into industry volunteer service, and give their knowledge, skill, time and energy to a board. To help to continue the hard work that has made this industry the envy of the produce world, with our growth, our customer engagement, and promoting the health benefits of our wonderful fruit as well as any item in the produce isle!!

Here are the members of BOLD Class 4 with their sponsoring associations noted:

Image for John Berns
John Berns
Berns Farms & CA Producer
California Avocado Commission
Image for Dane Dominguez
Dane Dominguez
KPMG LLP, & CA Producer
California Avocado Commission
Image for Adam Dominguez
Adam Dominguez
Total Labor Force, Inc. & CA Producer
California Avocado Commission
Image for Carmen Beatriz Puerta
Beatriz Puerta
Camposol
Peruvian Avocado Commission
Image for Jean Claude Mercier
Jean Claude Mercier
FruGlob
Peruvian Avocado Commission
Image for Galen Johnson
Galen Johnson
Mission Produce
Peruvian Avocado Commission
Image for Saul Medina
Saul Medina
GLC Cerritos
Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association
Image for Angel Sanudo
Angel Sanudo
RV Aguacates sa de cv
Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association
Image for Carlos Duarte
Carlos Duarte
Calavo Growers, Inc.
Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association
Image for Diana Flores
Diana Flores
Tancitaros Finest Fruit
Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association
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Enmanuel Carrero
Iguana Corp. Fresh Foods
Colombian Avocado Board
Image for Ryan Larkan
Ryan Larkan
Westfalia Fruit
Colombian Avocado Board
Image for Andrew Prechtl
Andrew Prechtl
Simpatica
Hass Avocado Board
Image for Katelynn Molchan
Katelynn Molchan
Fresh Del Monte
Hass Avocado Board
Image for Megan Berenbach
Megan Berenbach
Mission Produce
Chilean Avocado Importers Association

Welcome to the program, and let’s learn and have some fun at the same time!!

GOOD LUCK on your BOLD journey!

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