The Center for Growing Talent by PMA's 2019 Women's Fresh Perspectives Conference kicked off, Sunday, April 14 in San Antonio, TX. The three-day event is packed with programming designed for industry women across all career stages, from young professionals to c-suite executives. In between educational offerings, a range of informal activities and networking opportunities help attendees build and maintain strong business connections while recharging their internal batteries.
Lonnie Gillespie of Farm Fresh Direct, Brynn Sasaki of Windset Farms, and Barbara Poblete Baas and Gloria Pierret of Hortifruit Chile.
Christi Rozema of Meijer with Emily Murracas of Mucci International.
Tanya Edwards and Anna Kirsch of Avocados from Mexico flank Whitney Smart of Fresh D and Leslie Simmons of Dave’s Specialty Imports.
Julia Perez and Alma Sanchez of Ocean Mist Farms.
Larelle Miller of Quail H Farms.
Angela Hernandez of Trinity Fruit Sales.
Amalia Zimmerman-Lommel and Suzie Williamson of Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce.
Angela Hernandez of Trinity Fruit Sales with Johnna Johnson of Marketing Plus.
Lily Gutierrez, Brooke Franklin, Anita Lemos, Yeraldy Torress-Ibarra and Julianna St. Geme of Mission Produce.
Nicole Zapata of Misionero, Colleen Chen of OMG Video, Valerie Gonzalez of 4 Earth Farms and Jeanette Hertzler of Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
Shari Zinn of Charlie’s Produce, Mallory Harris of Fresh Point, and Sarah Taylor and Rochelle Sardina of Gambles Ontario Produce.
Marissa Kahn and Angela Serna of National Mango Board.
Crystal Mayfield and Kelly Bateman of PMA with Wendy McManus of Connect 2 Potential.
Brittany Dorner, Gayna Gillis, Liza Graham and Brenda Necic of Mastronardi Produce.
Kimberly Flores Pro Citrus Network.
Lisa Hemker of Giorgio Fresh and Agnes Boutros of Lakeside Produce with Yissel Barajas and Rosa Serrato of Reiter Affiliated Cos.
Tonya Edwards and Anna Kirsch of Avocados from Mexico.
Leslie Simmons of Dave’s Specialty Imports with Julie Lucido of Marketing Plus.
Ginny Williams and Traci Sensenig of Four Seasons Produce.
Amy Pemberton of Earthbound Farms with Kaitlin Butler of Meijer and Katie Comartin of Earthbound Farms.
Brenda Necic of Mastronardi Produce.
Amy Martinho of Highline Mushroom and Brittany Dorner of Mastronardi Produce.
Jenn Hunt of Whole Foods Market and Linda Betancourt of Stemilt Growers LLC.
Shari Zinn of Charlie’s Produce and Mallory Harris of FreshPoint.
Jaqueline Padilla of Naturipe and Nicole Hall of NatureFresh Farms.
Luci Faas of NatureFresh Farms, Amalia Zimmerman-Lommel of Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce and Alicia Suits of Sakata Seed America.
Paige Vichich and Ashley Horay of Robinson Fresh with Jessica Press of Lipman Family Farms.
Meredith Reilly of Village Farms, Angela Hernandez of Trinity Fruit Sales and Larelle Miller of Quail H Farms.