BOARD NOMINATIONS

2024 Nominations and Voting

Will Take Place Online

Hass Avocado producers or importers who are eligible to run for a seat must submit a nomination online*. Check back on March 1, when nominations form opens.

Voting for nominees will be online*. Eligible Hass avocado producers and importers must register online by April 15 to receive a ballot via email. If you are registered, no action is needed.

Eligible producers and importers who have not yet registered will receive information via US mail. Keep an eye out for this mailer and for the open seats announcement on March 1.

*Hard copies will be available

For questions, contact Silvia Standke, Sr. Manager of Operations

2024 Nomination Schedule

  • Mar 01 Announcement of open seats. Online nominations and voter registration process opens. Announcement letter mailed/emailed to eligible producers and importers.
  • Apr 01 Deadline to submit nominations to HAB.
  • Apr 08 Deadline for nominees to submit Nominee Information and Declaration of Eligibility via email.
  • Apr 15 Deadline to register to vote.
  • Apr 22 Paper ballots and e-ballots are mailed and/or emailed to eligible producers and importers.
  • May 20 Deadline to submit votes.
  • May 22 Voting results are submitted to CPA for total vote tabulation and verification.
  • May 24 CPA provides final voting results to HAB.
  • May 28 HAB requests Background form from top nominees per official voting results.
  • Jun 7 Deadline for top nominees to submit Background form.
  • Jul 03 HAB submits nominations packet to AMS and USDA Secretary.
  • Nov 01 Term begins for new members and alternates.

Meet the current members of the Hass Avocado Board

The Hass avocado industry Board Leadership Development program (BOLD) is designed to develop emerging leaders in the industry.

BOARD NOMINATIONS ANNUALLY RENEW LEADERSHIP…

by consistently identifying and recruiting industry experts to guide and to serve growers and importers and to stimulate industry growth.

The Hass Avocado Board’s job is to make avocados America’s most popular fruit – and it’s working.

The Board seeks skill sets and diversity that energetically pursue its mission to support the global avocado industry stakeholders in their collective efforts toward market expansion in the U.S.

WHY JOIN THE BOARD?

  • Become an integral part of the leadership engine that makes producers and importers successful
  • Because you benefit from the success of HAB and the industry it helps drive
  • Gain deeper industry understanding and knowledge to increase your expertise
  • Build relationships with global leaders from the avocado industry in the U.S.

When you join the Hass Avocado Board you connect with an organization of recognized success in creating a robust, nationwide produce category. Avocados are now bought and sold virtually nationwide. Consumers have happily embraced avocado nutritional benefits. HAB’s member importers have galvanized a worldwide industry’s success.

Bring your passion for the avocado industry’s growth to the Hass Avocado Board as a new Board member and help shape the future of our industry.

WHAT’S YOUR COMMITMENT?

  • Four Board meetings a year
  • Decision-making contributions to our policy and direction
  • Bringing your drive and enthusiasm to our Board
  • Sharing your expertise as a successful industry member

Visit our HAB meeting and events page to obtain copies of the latest Board meeting minutes.

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

Our 5-year strategic blueprint was developed to ensure HAB’s legacy of success. Five priorities define our long-term agenda and guide our strategic plan:

  • Communications
  • Nutrition
  • Business Support Tools & Information
  • Sustainability
  • Industry Engagement & Leadership

Be a part of HAB’s success!

We’ve invested millions of dollars in nutrition-focused marketing campaigns that have helped make fresh Hass avocados a part of pop culture. Plus, our nutrition research has helped consumers understand how avocados are beneficial to their health. The entire industry can count on HAB to be a catalyst for action and a reason to be confident – and you can be a part of the future.

Download the 2021 strategic plan to learn more. You can also visit our annual reports page to learn more about our financials.

HAB’s Mission

HAB strengthens the Global Avocado Industry and its stakeholders in our collective efforts toward market development in the U.S. through leadership in Nutrition, Communications, Business Support Tools and Information, and Sustainability practices throughout the supply chain.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Hass Avocado Board
25212 Marguerite Pkwy. Ste. 250, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 341-3250

For more information:
silvia@hassavocadoboard.com

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