Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., has named Mikel Pak communications manager.

Pak has more than five years of experience in journalism and communications. A former business newspaper reporter in North Carolina, she also worked in the communications and media relations department at the Council of State Governments, a trade association reaching more than 20,000 state government leaders, according to a news release.

“Mikel brings solid credentials, experience and skills to the Western Growers’ communications department,” Wendy Fink-Weber, director of communications, said in the release. “She knows state government, politics and the news business.”

Pak is the press contact for Western Growers and can be reached at 949-885-2257.

Western Growers members grow, pack and ship 90% of the fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in California and 75% in Arizona.

Western Growers names communications manager