The Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent's second annual Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference got off to a strong start Sunday, April 27. Last year's event was so well attended that a larger venue was needed this year: Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix.
Jody Easterday of Easterday Farms Produce, Jill Douglas of Douglas Fruit Co. and Cathy Burns of PMA.
Jill Overdorf of Coosemans LA Shipping with Alex Jackson of Frieda's.
Collene Greenlee of Citibank and Deana Said of Fresh Select with Robyn Florio of PMA.
Shannon Leigh and Lindsey Knudson of C.H. Robinson with Marci Allen and MacKenzie Michel of DMA Solutions.
Sharron Barnier of Mucci, Jan Garrett of the California Strawberry Advisory Board, Megan McKenna of the National Mango Board and Jamie LaChapelle of CDS Distributing Inc.
Kirsten Jacobsen of Wonderful Brands, Shelly Carlson of Pro-Health and Carol Lotich of Wonderful Brands.
C.J. Pringle of Darden Restaurants, Trish Sharps of FreshPoint and Melissa Olsen of Freshway Foods.
Tiffany Comprés of Comprés & McCaffery with Kathleen Conway of John Vena Inc. and Laura Gonzales, Janis McIntosh and Kristy Belflower of Naturipe Farms LLC.
Cristy Warnock of Pink Lady America with Amy Eversole and Amanda Bruce of Rainier Fruit Co.
Kathleen Triou of Fresh Solutions Network and Molly Connors of Basin Gold Cooperative.
Julie Masser Ballay and Rachel Schoffstall of Sterman Masser.
Heidi Duben of Domex Superfresh Growers and Jamie La Chapelle of CDS Distributing.
Christi Rozema of Meijer, Jane Rhyno of Highline Mushrooms and Rosemary Winicki of Meijer.
Marisol Gonzalez and Yolanda Ochoa of Coosemans LA Shipping flank Jamie Simon of Progressive Produce.
Monica Cordero of Gold Coast Packing with Susan Noritake of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Andre Chavez of Talley Farms and Tara Severson of Charlie's Produce.
Cris Barker of Monsanto, Heather Mulholland of Mulholland Citrus and Tracy Jones of Booth Ranches.
Jennifer Owens of C.H. Robinson, Vicki Myoda of PI Midlantic and Laura Vannorsdall of Fresh Select LLC.
Marianne Santo of Wakefern Corporation with Cris Hales of Tree Top Inc.
Kim Begley of Monterey Mushrooms, Cheryl Abbate of The Mushroom Council and Julie Petrovick of To-Jo Mushrooms.
Deana Said of Fresh Start Ltd., Lindsey Knudson of C.H. Robinson and Cassi Shindelbower of Fresh Gourmet Co.
Andrea Chavez of Talley Farms, Jan DeLyser of The California Avocado Commission and Mary Craner of B&C Fresh Sales.
Merle Axelrod of Supreme Cuts and Elaine McGrath of Raw Foods International.
Margi Prueitt, executive director of the PMA Foundation for Industry Talent and PMA senior vice president, and Marianne Santo of Wakefern Food Corp.
Kelly Green of Birko, Johnna Hepner of PMA and Melany Jolly of Cream of the Crop.
Kristen Scorsur and Brittany Corda of Ippolito International.
Catherine Baggott and Samatha Cabaluna of Earthbound Farm flank Heather Shavey of Costco Wholesale.
Kristen Reid of Mixtec Group and Julie Krivanek of Krivanek Consulting.
Elena Rhodes of Paramount Citrus, LeighAnne Thomsen of Mission Produce and Rachel Molatore of Taylor Farms.
Katrina Tonkogolosuk and Julie Lucido of Marketing Plus.
Marina Davidson and Sarah Pau of Pure Hot House Foods.