USDA Appoints New Board Members to the National Mango Board
ORLANDO, FL - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue has appointed six members to serve the National Mango Board (NMB). The appointees include three new members and three returning members. Appointees will serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2021.
The newly appointed board members include importer Clark Golden of Vineland, NJ; domestic producer Evelyn Sapp of Lehigh Acres, FL; and foreign producer Rodrigo Diaz of Culiacan, Mexico. Also appointed are importer Michael B. Warren of Pompano Beach, FL; first-handler Patrick Dueire of Gloucester City, NJ; and foreign producer Jacquie Abuhayar Hanze of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Mr. Warren, Mr. Dueire, and Ms. Abuhayar are each returning to the board to serve a second consecutive term.
The NMB thanks those members who are completing their term on the board for their service to the mango industry. They are: Susan Underwood of Saint Petersburg, FL; Tomás Paulin Quezada of Colima, Mexico; and Veny L. Marti of Carolina, Puerto Rico.
“Each year we look forward to this announcement, and on behalf of the entire NMB it is my pleasure to welcome the board members who will be appointed in 2019,” stated Manuel Michel, Executive Director of the NMB. “This new group will join a well-established board that has been very successful at guiding research and promotion programs that are increasing mango demand. The NMB also acknowledges and thanks the members who will be completing their term on the board for their invaluable participation and commitment to the board.”
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