California Avocado Commission Announces Promotion of Angela Fraser; Jan DeLyser Comments
IRVINE, CA - Karma isn’t always negative, and I think what Angela Fraser has in the works goes a bit further than good karma. The 21-year vet of the California Avocado Commission (CAC) has been promoted to Director of Trade and Legal Affairs. She will continue to lead the strategy, planning, production, execution, and budget of CAC’s nutrition program as well.
The commission first hired Fraser in 2000 as Merchandising Administrative Coordinator. She was promoted to Merchandising Manager in 2003, became Marketing Programs Manager in 2005, and Marketing Manager in 2008. In 2019, Fraser was promoted to Director of Trade Affairs, a press release stated. In prior roles, Fraser developed expertise in the review and negotiation of agreements and preparing them for legal. This led her to pursue and complete an AA degree and to become a paralegal from an American Bar Association approved program.
Fraser’s new title recognizes her accomplishment of becoming a paralegal, and in this role she will take on additional responsibility managing legal matters and regulatory compliance. Fraser will coordinate the commission’s general legal matters with appropriate in-house and/or outside counsel, manage the development of contracts, assist with legal research, and oversee matters such as compliance with FDA and USDA guidelines.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Angela for more than two decades and to see her commitment and continued growth,” said Jan DeLyser, Vice President of Marketing. “It is inspiring to witness her dedication to the California avocado industry as well as her perseverance to attain her education goals.”
Fraser, a certified trade show specialist, will retain her current responsibility with trade shows and exhibits, including managing CAC’s participation in Fresh Summit and regional produce trade shows.
While handling these job functions, she is well on her way to achieving her next education goal: a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in preparation for law school.
Angela Fraser’s ambition seemingly knows no bounds, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.