Florida Strawberry Growers Association names executive director

08/11/2008 02:00:00 AM

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association, Dover, announces Ted Campbell as its executive director.

Following a national search, the association’s board of directors announced its decision on Aug. 8.

Sue Harrell, director of marketing for the group, says Campbell’s background in the produce industry includes retail and wholesale experience in procurement and sales, in an association news release.

Campbell's 30-plus years of experience include time as the chairman of the Produce Marketing Association and Produce for Better Health Foundation. In 1999, he left his position as corporate produce director at Supervalu Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., to be vice president of sales and marketing for Kerry’s Bromeliad Nursery Inc., Homestead.

“I am excited to work with such a dynamic group of growers and handlers,” Campbell says in the release. “The people in the produce business make it wonderfully unique. As we enter an era of escalating challenges, I look forward to helping our membership succeed and prosper."

Campbell succeeds Shawn Crocker, who resigned from the executive director position in April.

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