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Government relations leader leaves IFPA


International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) BB #:378962 announced on September 29 that Chief Public Policy Officer Robert Guenther has departed the association. IFPA will immediately begin a search to identify his replacement.

Robert Guenther

Guenther was a key leader in the development of the Government Relations Team at IFPA which was formed in January 2022 after the combination of legacy organizations, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association. IFPA is grateful for his dedication to the industry and his years of service as an advocate for specialty crops.

The IFPA Government Relations Team, including Rebeckah Freeman Adcock, Vice President of U.S. government relations; Mollie Van Lieu, Vice President of Nutrition & Health; John Hollay, Director of labor and Workforce policy; Sara Neagu-Reed, Director of Production and Environmental Policy; and Angela Tiwari, Director of Grassroots & Political Affairs will continue supporting the organization’s Public Policy Priorities, which are focused on the championing the 2023 Farm Bill, workforce and labor challenges, expanding Market Access, organics, nutrition security, and more.