COLUMBUS, OH — DNO Produce (DNO), a leading fresh-cut and wholesale produce provider, has promoted Marissa Dake to the executive leadership team. Dake will serve as the company’s first Vice President of Brand and People. In this role, Dake is responsible for the human capital strategy for the DNO Produce family of companies, facilitating the recruitment, development, and retention of top talent. Dake will continue overseeing the company’s growing brand presence through strategic communications and marketing as well as public sector and industry engagement.
“Since joining our team, Marissa has demonstrated ownership and drive for the success of the company, our partners in school nutrition, and our stakeholders,” said Alex DiNovo, President and Chief Operating Officer of DNO Produce. “Her perspective, passion, and ability to build consensus have played a key role in our company’s direction and growth. I am confident she will make a significant impact on our growing company in her new role.”
“It is a privilege to work with a stellar team that is laser-focused on ensuring all children, regardless of income or zip code, have access to fresh produce,” said Dake. “Having a robust workforce and strong brand identity will be key to furthering our mission and transforming how kids eat fruits and veggies. I am honored and energized by the opportunity to serve on the DNO Produce leadership team.”
Prior to her time at DNO, Dake served as Director of Operation Food Secure, a hunger relief initiative sourced by the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Dake began her career in Washington, DC, working in food and agriculture policy on and off Capitol Hill.
About DNO Produce: Committed to Healthy Made Easy, DNO Produce is a bulk and fresh-cut produce provider based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, the family-owned company provides fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables across the Midwest. DNO’s FRESHEALTH product line offers individually packaged produce for school nutrition programs, food service operations, retail grab-n-go, and meal kit offerings. Learn more at www.dnoproduce.com.