Texas International Produce Association Forms Y-TIPA Networking Group; Hosts First Event at Top Golf in Pharr, Texas; Dante Galeazzi and Kristen Davis Share
MISSION, TX - It was recently announced that The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has formed a new networking group called Y-TIPA specifically for industry members under the age of 35. The focus of the group is to network, build connections, and provide useful education to the newest generation of fresh produce luminaries. The new group will be hosting various events throughout the year to build and train the younger community of TIPA members, starting with its first at Top Golf in Pharr, Texas, this month.
“One of our members, Kristen Davis of TexMex Sales, was the brain-child of Y-TIPA,” said Dante Galeazzi, President and Chief Executive Officer. “There’s a desire from young fresh produce professionals in our industry to learn from their peers and grow stronger together. TIPA is proud to have such a committee among its ranks.”
The first event will kick off on July 29 at 7pm, according to a press release, and is free and open to all TIPA members under the age of 35.
Y-TIPA will be hosting additional events throughout the year in Texas to bolster the younger generation from all aspects of the industry, including farming, production, operations, sales, accounting, marketing, and more.
“As a new member in the produce business, I saw that most of the people I knew were from the older generation, and sometimes that can be intimidating coming into the industry,” said Kristen Davis. “We wanted to create Y-TIPA for the opportunity for my generation and future generations to be able to engage in networking and educating each other within the business. We want to have future events that will encourage young professionals to get involved and learn from one another to grow in this industry, which is constantly changing.”
Those interested in attending can register and RSVP their attendance with [email protected].
Perfect your golf swing while mingling with a talented group of industry pros? Sign me up!