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Western Growers hires Devorah Allen

Western Growers recently hired Devorah Allen, who will join the human resources team as human resources and learning development consultant. In this role, Allen will be responsible for conducting training for Western Growers members and the agricultural community.


Allen will be developing and implementing new training programs for Western Growers University, the association’s employee training program, to educate agriculture business owners and their workforce on topics such as HR and employment law; and leadership and supervisory skills.

“Devorah will play a critical role in helping our members achieve a competitive advantage by arming their employees with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive and advance in the workplace,” said Karen Timmins, senior vice president of human resources at Western Growers. “She truly shares Western Growers’ vision, passion and commitment to move the agriculture industry forward.”

Allen comes to Western Growers with more than 15 years of experience in training and leadership development, having trained in-house employees and outside vendors on a wide range of topics including leadership, emotional intelligence, communication, time management, business writing, information security and financial elder abuse. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese, German and Hebrew. Allen is also a certified professional in learning and performance. She most recently served as director of learning and development for SkyOne Federal Credit Union.

“I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is dedicated to serving members that provide such an important service -- putting fresh, delicious vegetables, fruit and tree nuts on the table,” said Allen. “My goal is to provide timely, bilingual compliance and soft-skills training that will enhance the competitiveness and profitability of our members."