California farmer A.G. Kawamura has been elected as a co-chair of the United Nations Environment Program’s Farmers Major Group and the Washington State Wine Commission has hired Kristina Kelley as its new executive director.
President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Anna M. Gomez, Geoffrey Adam Starks, and Brendan Carr as commissioners to the Federal Communications Commission and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization has brought on John Torres as the director of federal government relations for agriculture and the environment.
Natalie Dyenson has been selected as the new chief regulatory and food safety officer of the International Fresh Produce Association and Mission Produce has brought on Diana McClean as director of marketing and communications.
Berend Koops is now the executive director of North America public policy and government relations for Merck Animal Health and Tiffany Landry has started her own consulting agency called Landry Consulting focused on international development.
Ian LeMay has been tapped to lead the California Table Grape Commission as the new president, succeeding Kathleen Nave and Nichino America has tapped Jeffrey Johnson as the new chairman of the board in addition to his role as CEO.
Wesley Batista Filho has been selected as the new CEO of JBS USA, replacing Tim Schellpeper, and Lesly Weber McNitt has joined the Eleanor Crook Foundation as senior director of U.S. advocacy and communications.