Jodi Devaurs Named California Table Grape Commission's New Director of Trade Policy
FRESNO, CA - If I could name one of the most known fruits to come out of California, I would say it had to be the grape. With our warm sunshine and fertile lands, vineyards abound in the central valley, making grapes the top leading cash commodity in produce—$6.25 billion in fact according to the CDFA. So, when it comes to deciding on who to lead the division, the California Table Grape Commission chose none other than Jodi Devaurs as the new Director of Trade Policy. Devaurs will now be in charge of handling market access, technical issues, and general trade policy matters for the commission.
“Managing technical issues to help growers and shippers move California grapes to market is a key function of the commission, and Jodi’s experience with government affairs and regulatory issues will be an asset for the industry,” said Kathleen Nave, President. “We are very excited to have Jodi join the team.”
According to the press release, Devaurs joins the Commission from the California Cotton Ginners & Growers Association and the Western Agricultural Processors Association where she served as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Jodi worked on regulatory and legislative issues including air and water quality, pesticides, and food safety, and she worked with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service on technical issues. Sounds like CTGC found the perfect person for the job!
Devaurs is a Central Valley native, born and raised in Clovis. She is a graduate of Fresno State with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education–Communications.
Congratulations to Jodi Devaurs on her new position! Keep reading ANUK for more hiring news in our industry.