Lorri Koster, vice president of marketing and co-chairman of Mann Packing Co., Salinas, Calif., will speak at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2010 reception honoring women in produce next month in Las Vegas.

Mann Packing V.P. to speak at women in produce event

Koster

The event, held during United Fresh’s annual convention on April 21, recognizes all women working in the produce industry and selects one individual to share personal experiences of service from nominations submitted by United Fresh members and selection by a committee, according to a news release.

Koster has served in high-level industry positions, including a term as chairman for the International Fresh Cut Produce Association’s board of directors, and was the first woman to chair a national U.S. produce trade association, according to the release. Koster also serves on boards of the Grower Shipper Association of Central California, United Fresh, and the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement.