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USDA Appoints new board members to the National Mango Board

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PRESS RELEASE: Orlando, Fla. (August 30, 2019)Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed six members to serve the National Mango Board (NMB). The appointees include two new members and four returning members. Appointees will serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2022.

The newly appointed board members include importer Dr. Richard J. Campbell of Homestead, FL and importer James S. Watson of Edinburg, Texas. Also appointed are importer Marsela McGrane-Vogel of San Pedro, CA; foreign producer Ing. Eddy René Martinez Morán of Guatemala; foreign producer Norberto Galvan Gonzalez of Chiapas, Mexico and foreign producer Joaquin Balarezo Valdez of Piura, Peru. Ms. McGrane-Vogel, Mr. Martinez Morán, Mr. Galvan Gonzalez and Mr. Balarezo Valdez 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: Chris Ciruli of Tubac, AZ; and Jiovani Guevara of Phoenix, AZ.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the board member appointments for 2020,” stated Manuel Michel, Executive Director of the NMB. “On behalf of the entire board, we congratulate and welcome the new board members. They are joining a very active organization that is engaged in supporting the mango industry during a time of dynamic change. I also want to thank the two members who will be completing six years of service on the board, Chris Ciruli and Jiovani Guevara, for their strong leadership and commitment to the NMB.”


About the National Mango Board

The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group supported by assessments from both domestic and imported frozen mangos. The board’s vision, for mangos to move from being an exotic fruit to a daily necessity in every U.S. household, was designed to drive awareness and consumption of mangos in the U.S. marketplace. One cup of the superfruit mango contains 100 calories, 100% of daily vitamin C, 35% of daily vitamin A, 12% of daily fiber, and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at