Fresh Produce & Floral Council Committees

FPFC Committees

The FPFC Committee Members can develop leadership and collaboration skills while building professional relationships through volunteering on a committee.

Please email info@fpfc.org if you are a member of the FPFC and are interested in volunteering on a committee!

Luncheon

The FPFC Luncheon Committee plans all luncheons, solicits sponsorships, performs outreach, provides feedback, and suggestions for event speakers/presenters.

Committee members: Natalie J. Machado, Co-chair, FreshSource, Rachelle Schulken, Co-chair, Renaissance Food Group, Baltazar Garcia, Pete’s, Dick Spezzano, Spezzano Consulting, Kelly Craner, B&C Fresh, Lisa Marquez, Sunrise Produce, Mil Mijanovic, Albertsons, Myisha Nathaniel, Raley’s Supermarkets, Oscar Guzman, Progressive Produce, Pat McDowell, Perimeter Sales & Merchandising, Rick Cruz, Pavilion’s, Sienna Wessner, FreshSource, Troy Le Cheminant, Westlake Produce Company

EXPO

The FPFC EXPO Committee helps to plan the EXPO, opening night, solicit sponsorships, provide speaker ideas, and give overall event input.

Committee members:Kori Martin, Chair, The Oppenheimer Group, Brian Cook, Pete’s, Armando Mendez, Impact Group, Caitlin Tierney, Mastronardi Produce, Cote Clark, LA Produce Distributors, Dave Cruz, California Avocado Commission, Dave Howald, USA Pear Bureau, Hope Barbee, Double Date Packing, Kristen Reid, MIXTEC Group, Lynnie Nojadera, FreshSource, Marta Moreno, Rose-Gonzales Plants, Matt Lopez, DLJ Produce, Michael Schutt, Raley’s Supermarkets, Michael Burbano, Best Produce, Mike Casazza, FreshSource, Oscar Guzman, Progressive Produce, Rachelle Schulken, Renaissance Food Group, Randy Akahoshi, 4Earth Farms, Sean McClure, Professional Produce

Membership

The Membership Committee will is liason to FPFC members and their team, in hopes of discovering and creating ways the FPFC can improve communication, services and deliver greater value to your company.

Committee members: Neil Merrit, Chair, Bard Valley Date Growers, Blair Butterworth, Dulcinea/Pacific Trellis Fruit, Erick Coronado, Avocados from Mexico, Jay Zimmerman, Love BEETS, Kyle Lane, Westfalia Fruit, Michael Maddan Jr., Maddan & Co. ,Billy Pasos, 99 Cents Only Store, Caitlin Tierney, Mastronardi Produce, Brian Sahargun, Stater Bros., Michelle Ziegler, Pactiv

Dinner Dance

The Dinner Dance Committee plans the annual Dinner Dance, solicits sponsorships, performs outreach, provides feedback, and suggestions for event speakers/presenters.

Committee members: Lynnie Nojadera, FreshSource,Chair, Andrew Bivens, Westlake Produce Company, Blair Butterworth, Dulcinea/ Pacific Trellis Fruit, Therese Ferrara, Preferred Sales, Brandon Gritters, Interfresh, Natalie J. Machado, FreshSource, Sean McClure, Professional Produce, Debi Orrin, Edge Sales & Marketing, Rachelle Schulken, Renaissance Food Group, Susie Rea, Index Fresh, Caitlin Tierney, Mastronardi Produce

Golf - Southern California

The Golf Committee plans the Southern California Golf Tournament, solicits sponsorships, performs outreach, provides feedback, and suggestions for the event.

Committee members: Therese Ferrara, Preferred Sales, Chair, Ryan Sanchez, Albertsons, Hugo Acevedo, Houwelings, Nanette Anderson, HS&R Fresh, Mike Casazza, FreshSource, Allen DeMo, Frieda’s, Mihae Finnie, Del Monte Fresh,  Kevin Johnson, Great West Produce, Bill Laliberte, WJL Distributors, Troy Le Cheminant, Westlake Produce Company, Scott Leimkuhler, Progressive Produce, Pat McDowell, Perimeter Sales & Merchandising, Ting Sheng, Fresh Gourmet, Caitlin Tierney, Mastronardi Produce

Apprentice Taskforce

The Apprentice Taskforce is responsible for planning the FPFC Apprentice Program which includes, educational sessions, facility tours, and volunteers as a mentor for an Apprentice.

Committee members: Rachelle Schulken, Renaissance Food Group, Chair, Blair Butterworth, Dulcinea/Pacific Trellis Fruit, Jacob Cadwallader, Stater Bros. , Kelly Craner, B&C Fresh, Emily Fragoso, MIXTEC Group, Baltazar Garcia, Pete’s, Catherine Gipe-Stewart, DOMEX Superfresh Growers, Troy Le Cheminant, Westlake Produce Company, Jim Leimkuhler, Progressive Produce, Myisha Nathaniel, Raley’s Supermarkets, Lynnie Nojadera, FreshSource, Kristen Reid, MIXTEC Group, Ambar Rodriguez, The Oppenheimer Group, Veronica Rodarte, Progressive Produce, Tran Satter, IFCO Systems

Finance (Board Appointed)

The Finance Committee reviews all FPFC finances in conjunction with the FPFC Board of Directors.

Committee members: Sean McClure, Professional Produce, Brad Martin, Perimeter Sales & Merchandising, Lynnie Nojadera, FreshSource, Kristen Reid, MIXTEC Group, Michael Schutt, Raley’s Supermarkets

Cornhole

The Cornhole Committee plans the annual event in Northern California, solicits sponsorships, performs outreach, provides feedback, and suggestions for the event.

Committee members: Darryl Bollack, Mariani Nut, Kent Kuwata, Smart & Final, Lynnie Nojadera, FreshSource, Amanda Nojadera, Progressive Produce, Marvin Quebec, Quebec Distributing, Susie Rea, Index Fresh, Michael Schutt, Raley’s Supermarkets, Luke Vitanza, Wonderful Sales

Golf - Northern California

The Golf Committee plans the Northern California Golf Tournament, solicits sponsorships, performs outreach, provides feedback, and suggestions for the event.

Committee members: Dannie Timblin, Melissa’s, Chair, Mil Mijanovic, Safeway, Co-chair, Nannette Andersen, HS&R Sales, Jan Garrett, CDS Distributing, Dave Howald, USA Pear Bureau, Lynnie Nojadera, FreshSource, LLC, Brian Petratuona, Interfresh, Susie Rea, Index Fresh, Luke Vitanza, Wonderful Sales

Partnership Taskforce

The Partnership Taskforce was established to review and solicit FPFC partnerships to provide feedback, ideas, and new opportunities to FPFC members and collaborative forces.

Committee members: Brad Martin, Perimeter Sales & Merchandising, Jacob Cadwallader, Stater Bros., Veronica Rodarte Progressive Produce, Michelle Ziegler, Pactiv