(Oct. 13, 9:15 a.m.) The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has made multiple changes to its organization to reflect changes in the industry.

The association’s changes are in response to the evolving “climate of rapid change and fluctuating government relations” in the industry, according to a news release announcing the changes Oct. 10.

Jane Proctor, former director of industry technology and standardization, is now vice president of policy and issue management. Sally Blackman, former health and nutrition information officer, has been appointed manager of health and nutrition, and Bev Appleby is manager of government relations and industry technology. Heather Holland’s title has changed from senior technical manager for food safety and government relations to manager of food safety, special projects and education.

Tracy Todd has taken the position of vice president of finance and operations, according to the release. Todd will monitor the association’s resources and their uses, as well as strive for long-term sustainability of the association. Also in that department is Stéphane Landreville, senior manager of information technology. Todd and Landreville will also work with Andrea Worrell, accounting assistant, and Colleen O’Neill, administrative assistant. A Web and software support specialist will also be added, according to the release.

In the marketing side of the business, the association is planning a new position, director of corporate development, to oversee its marketing and communications efforts. The person who fills that position will work with Carole Brault, who was recently appointed senior manager of convention and trade show; Lyse McClelland, membership development manager; and David Shaw, marketing coordinator. The association also has plans to fill the positions senior manager of marketing and communication, and trade show and events manager.

In addition, the association’s executive vice president and director of marketing, Ron Lemaire, plans to leave the association to work for the Canadian Green Building Council Oct. 17.