The Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association has announced the 12 members of its 2010-11 Industry Leadership Program.

Sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection, the program has graduated more than 170 people since its inception, in 1995.

The 2010-11 class includes:

  • Nina Brooks, H. Brooks & Co., New Brighton, Minn.;
  • Chalmers Carr, Titan Farms LLC, Ridge Spring, S.C.;
  • Michael Connors, Basin Gold Cooperative, Pasco, Wash.;
  • Tony Fazio, Fazio Marketing Inc., Fresno, Calif.;
  • Emily Fragoso, Coast Produce, Los Angeles;
  • Mike George, Taylor Farms Maryland Inc., Annapolis Junction, Md.;
  • Gretchen Kreidler, Rio Queen Citrus Inc., Mission, Texas;
  • Nick Mascari, Indianapolis Fruit Co. Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.;
  • Jerry Moran, California Giant Berry Farms Inc., Watsonville, Calif.;
  • Bryan Tate, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan.;
  • Dan Vena, John Vena Inc., Philadelphia; and
  • Gary York, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Monterey, Calif. 
United Fresh chooses Industry Leadership class