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Southeast Produce Council Announces New Leadership Roster

Southeast Produce Council Announces New Leadership Roster



MILLEN, GA - The Southeast Produce Council has grown once more, welcoming a host of new leaders to represent the fresh-side of our industry. Mary-Scott DeMarchis of Fresh2o Growers, Erin Waters of Shuman Farms, and Stephanie Williams of Scott Farms will be joining the Southern Roots committee, bringing with them a fresh perspective and commitment to cultivating and enriching relationships between women in produce.

Sabrina Pokomandy, Chairman, Southern Roots and Board of Directors, Southeast Produce Council, and Account Manager, Highline Mushrooms“I am thrilled to welcome these hardworking, talented, and conscientious ladies to our team,” Sabrina Pokomandy, Southern Roots Chairman, SEPC Board of Directors, and Account Manager, Highline Mushrooms, commented. “I feel that our judicious selection process enabled the discovery of these ideal additions to our committee, and I cannot wait to incorporate their ideas to further strengthen our Southern Roots.”

According to the press release, Southern Roots is designed to make meaningful connections among women working in the produce industry through events, education, and mentoring. By sharing values, contributions, and experiences, participants will have an opportunity to improve leadership skills individually and collectively—and will then positively affect organizational effectiveness at all levels.

Mary-Scott DeMarchis of Fresh2o Growers, Erin Waters of Shuman Farms, and Stephanie Williams of Scott Farms will be joining the Southern Roots committee, bringing with them a fresh perspective and commitment to cultivating and enriching relationships of women in produce

DeMarchis, Waters, and Williams will now join a team of powerful and inspirational leaders on the Southern Roots committee, such as:

  • Sabrina Pokomandy, Highline Mushrooms
  • Kim Andreason, Jason’s Deli
  • Molly Edenfield, SEPC
  • Nicole Hulstein, Food Lion
  • Teri Miller, The Fresh Market
  • Jennifer Pierce, SEPC
  • Julie VanAcker, OrganicGirl

Southern Roots is held at both Southern Exposure and Southern Innovations: Fresh on My Mind, the latter of which will take place September 17-19, 2020, in Savannah, Georgia.

Congratulations to all and we here at AndNowUKnow can’t wait to see what’s in store this year at Southern Innovations. Keep checking back for more updates as the event draws nearer.

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