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IFPA welcomes new VP of global industry relations

jessica keller ifpa

July 9, 2024 Washington, D.C. – International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) BB #:378962 has announced that Jessica Keller has joined the association and will serve as the Vice President of Global Industry Relations.

Keller is the first to serve in this role which was created to align with IFPA’s core commitment to grow member value globally. She will direct and support the association’s global representatives and country councils and committees and lead the implementation of the association’s global portfolio.

“Jessica brings a deep knowledge of the global produce and floral supply chain along with years of experience building relationships with global companies,” said Chief Membership Officer, Miriam Wolk. “She has had an incredibly successful career that has been defined by her leadership, vision, and strategic acumen. She will be a fantastic resource and advocate for our global membership, and I look forward to the impact she will have on IFPA, members and volunteers, and the industry as whole.”

Keller most recent role was as Chief Operating Officer at Food Hall Company where she transformed the company through a strategic reorganization. Before that she spent 16 years at Whole Foods Market where she served most recently as the Regional Vice President of the Southwest Region. In addition to overseeing successful launches of new stores and driving over $1 billion in annual sales across her region, Keller also created a collaborative culture and mentored regional leadership teams.

“I’m thrilled to be joining IFPA and feel deeply aligned with the association’s mission and purpose which is increasing the consumption of fresh produce and flowers globally. Our team of global representatives and I will be focused on continuing to have a positive impact and strong growth within our global produce and floral markets.”

Keller holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in Latin American Studies. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is proficient in Portuguese. Her language skills allowed her to navigate the complexities of global operations and sourcing and will contribute to her ability to communicate IFPA value across the global supply chain.

About the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)
The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)?is the largest and most diverse international association serving the entire fresh produce and floral supply chain and the only to seamlessly integrate world-facing advocacy and industry-facing support. We exist to bring the industry together to create a vibrant future for all. We grow our member’s prosperity by conducting advocacy; connecting people and ideas; and offering guidance that allows us all to?take action?with purpose and confidence.

Contact: Ashley Sempowski, +1 (202) 303-3406