(Nov. 1) ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Watermelon Promotion Board recently named longtime citrus marketing professional Gordon Hunt as director of marketing.

Hunt succeeds Wendy McManus, who accepted the position of project and partner development for the Eastern region with Consumer Effects Inc., Sacramento, Calif., a business that handles regional and national promotions.

Hunt served previously as director of international marketing for the Florida Department of Citrus, Lakeland, where he was in charge of marketing for fresh and processed citrus.

Most recently he was president of KST Enterprises Inc., a company that exported grapefruit and orange concentrate to Japan, and was executive vice president of eFruit International, an online source for processed and fresh citrus products.