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Katzman And Two D’Arrigos
Serve Worthy Causes

It is always interesting to see how frequently it is that the same families step up to positions of industry leadership. In New York, Steve Katzman, President, S. Katzman Produce, Inc., and Matthew D’Arrigo, Vice President, D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York, Inc., have just been reelected to head up the Hunts Point Terminal Market.

Steve Katzman Matthew D’Arrigo

In a ceremony attended by the Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr., the two leaders were commended for their dedication to the wholesale industry and the market, and the Borough President pledged to work closely with them to encourage the development of a brand new market facility in the Bronx.

This election shortly follows the naming of Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin as Ag Woman of the Year by Ag Against Hunger.

Margaret is Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California.

The award was presented by Lorri Koster, co-chairman of Mann Packing, who was the outgoing Ag Woman of the Year (pictured at right, presenting the award to Margaret).

Margaret is Chairman of the board of directors of United Way of Monterey County and is involved in many community and charity organizations.

She and her husband, Steve, now the parents of twin boys , established “Only Love” — a fundraising and awareness event to assist the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition after the death of their daughter, Alexis Claire Martin, as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

You can honor Alexis Claire and help the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition by buying an “Only Love” bracelet right here.

Congratulations of course to Steve Katzman. The Pundit Dad served for a while on the board of the Hunts Point Market, and being a co-chairman, especially with a new market coming up, is no small commitment. Steve deserves much appreciation

Yet it strikes us as interesting that across the continent, two members of the D’Arrigo family both are assuming obligations of service and winning the industry respect that comes with that.

For all of us with children, it reminds us that our influence continues long after we are gone.

After all, Matthew and Margaret are cousins, they share not parents but a set of grandparents. The Pundit grew up while his family worked in the New York Market, and he was privileged to know Stephen D’Arrigo, one of the patriarchs of the D’Arrigo family. Steve was Matthew’s father and Margaret’s uncle, who has now passed away.

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