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PMA Leadership Symposium
Scholarships Announced

Back in November, we announced a scholarship program for retailers and foodservice executives to attend the upcoming PMA/PRODUCE BUSINESS/Cornell University Leadership Symposium in Dallas, Texas (January 16-18).

The scholarship program was announced in our piece, Scholarships Offered To Attend PMA Leadership Symposium:

This year, in order to encourage the participation of a diverse assortment of industry leadership in the program, PRODUCE BUSINESS magazine has partnered with Grimmway Farms and Mann Packing to make a special scholarship opportunity available for four fortunate industry executives, two each from the retail operator and the foodservice operator end of the industry.

The scholarship is all-expenses-paid, and this program will ensure that the PMA Leadership Symposium will draw on the intellectual capital of all segments of the trade.

If you work for a retail or foodservice operator, or know someone who does, this is an opportunity to attend a program that will take attendees out of the box of “industry thinking” that we often find ourselves trapped in.

And for two lucky retail operators and two lucky foodservice operators, it will only cost the intellectual commitment to make oneself a leader.

The nominations are in, the judges have deliberated, and we are pleased to announce the four winners of all-expense-paid scholarships to the PMA/PRODUCE BUSINESS/Cornell University Leadership Symposium:


Gene Harris
Senior Purchasing Manager
Lynn Moorman
Commodity Manager
El Pollo Loco


Heather Burley
Produce Category Manager
Kroger Company
Greg Corrigan
Vice President Produce & Floral
Raley’s Family of Fine Stores

Congratulations to our 2008 winners. We know they will gain much from the program as they will contribute much by being part of the learning and networking that goes on in the classroom, the meal functions, as well as in the (slightly upscale) university-like atmosphere that develops when 100 produce industry executives take over the Symposium’s new venue, the Omni Dallas Hotel.

It is not too late to join Gene, Lynne, Greg and Heather and a cross section of industry leadership as members of the PMA Leadership Symposium Class of 2008. Simply register here.

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