Organic Trade Association announces 2009-2010 Board and officers
Congratulations, Uncle Matt!
GREENFIELD, Mass. (June 9,, 2009)—Julia Sabin of Smucker Natural Foods, Inc., has been re-elected by the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) Board of Directors to continue as its President for the coming year.
Other officers for 2009-2010 are Matt McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organics, Inc.,Vice President – U.S.A.; Hélène Bouvier of Organic Ranchers, Inc., Vice President—Canada; Todd Linsky, Cal-Organic/Grimmway Farms, Secretary; and Chuck Marcy, Healthy Food Holdings, LLC, Treasurer.
In the recent OTA Board of Directors election, OTA trade member companies elected the following: Nicole Dawes of Late July Organic Snacks, Kelly Shea of WhiteWave Foods, Craig Weakley of Small Planet Foods, Inc., and Tom Cowell of Growers International Organic Sales, Inc. Cowell fills a Canadian seat on the board.
In addition, the OTA Board of Directors selected Todd Linsky to fill a three-year appointed term.
Other members on the board include Tony Bedard of Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Sarah Bird of Annie’s, Inc., Jack Erisman of Goldmine Farms, Theresa Marquez of Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Marty Mesh of Florida Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc./Quality Certification Services, and Melody Meyer of Albert’s Organics.
Going off the board with the completion of their terms are Lynn Clarkson of Clarkson Grain Company, Dag Falck of Nature’s Path Foods, Inc., and Phil Margolis of Neshaminy Valley Natural Foods Distributor, Ltd.
The results of the election will be shared with members at OTA’s Annual Meeting to be held Wednesday, June 17, at 7:45 a.m. at All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show and OTA Member Days, Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy (www.ota.com).