The Oppenheimer Group’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, John Anderson, has taken the reins on the Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent’s board of directors.

PMA names new FIT board of directors
PMA names new FIT board of directors


Anderson succeeds William Schuler, president and chief executive officer of Castellini Co., Highland Heights, Ky., who is now immediate past chair.

Anderson is joined by three other officers and 16 directors, and is slated to serve through the 2011 Fresh Summit convention in Atlanta Oct. 14-17. Jan DeLyser, vice president of marketing for the Irvine, Calif.-based California Avocado Commission, is vice chair, and Tim Riley, senior vice president at Los Angeles-based Giumarra Cos., is secretary and treasurer.

PMA FIT’s 2010-2011 directors are:

Tonya Antle, trade ambassador, Earthbound Farm, Salinas, Calif.;

Karen Caplan, president, Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif.;

J. Scott Carr, president and chief executive officer, YottaMark, Redwood City, Calif.;

Matt Curry, president, Curry & Co., Brooks, Ore.;

Kevin Delaney, director, Corporate Sustainability & Productivity, Procacci Bros., Philadelphia;

Gene Harris, senior purchasing manager, Denny’s Corp., Spartanburg, S.C.;

Lorri Koster, vice president of marketing, Mann Packing Co. Inc., Salinas;

Jim Leimkuhler, president and owner, Progressive Produce Corp., Los Angeles;

Lisa McNeece, vice president foodservice and industrial sales, Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield, Calif.;

Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO, Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del.;

Dick Spezzano, president, Spezzano Consulting Service Inc., Monrovia, Calif.;

Steve Stein, vice president human resources, Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc., Watsonville, Calif.;

David Werner, corporate director marketing, Ben E. Keith, Co., Fort Worth, Texas;

Chanel White, strategy consultant, Carter & Spencer Group, Bondi Junction, Australia;

Nancy Wolfe, vice president human resources, vegetable seed division, Monsanto, St. Louis; and

Larry Zink, industry relations and outreach coordinator, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.