PRESS RELEASE: PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan. 13, 2019 – Northwest-based organic produce distributor Organically Grown Company BB #:149476 is thrilled to announce the addition of Jan McCaffrey to its leadership team. Jan joins OGC with a notable career spanning from entrepreneurial ventures to global leadership.
Jan most recently served as Director of Human Resources for the national engineering and planning firm David Evans & Associates. Prior to that, she was Senior Human Resources Manager for Conway/XPO logistics, driving human resources and organizational design strategy across this global logistics company of 88,000. She also directed HR and organizational development for Adidas, where she built human capital functions and tools from the ground up.
Additionally, Jan has owned her own small business and devoted time to policy development and advocacy. While in Washington D.C, she advocated on behalf of the Family Medical Leave Act, monumental legislation that became an early highlight and foundation for her professional life.
The thread that has run throughout Jan’s career is a deep commitment to innovation, mentorship, and exciting and engaging coworkers. She has a deep passion for building and enhancing robust programs that nurture positive, rewarding experiences.
“Jan brings the depth and breadth of deep wisdom rooted in a career of putting people first,” said Elizabeth Nardi, CEO of Organically Grown Company. “She’ll be an incredible addition to our team and lead both internal work and board programs to support the needs of our stakeholder base. In a day and age where so many business opportunities are rooted in the right people practices, Jan’s experience will be instrumental in OGC’s continued leadership for the organic industry.”
About Organically Grown Company
Founded in 1978 by a few gardeners, small-scale farmers, hippies, environmental activists and dreamers living near Eugene, Ore., today, Organically Grown Company buys, aggregates and distributes fresh, organic produce to retailers and restaurants across the Pacific Northwest. With a team of more than 230, OGC operates from four hubs in Washington and Oregon. When people in the Northwest purchase organic fruits and vegetables at a grocery store, there is a very good chance that it’s there because of OGC. For more than 40 years, the company’s progressive and entrepreneurial spirit has fueled its mission and growth, meeting the demand for organics in the marketplace while supporting its community of farmers. At the core of OGC, a simple idea has held steady since the beginning: organic agriculture is necessary for a healthy environment and healthy people. OGC’s goal is to support organic agriculture and help it thrive by doing business in a way that is good, clean, and fair.