PMA and CGT Recognize Industry Leaders With Annual Awards of Excellence

November 12, 2021 Produce Marketing Association

During the “Recognizing the Best Part of PMA” Virtual Town Hall held on October 27, 2021, Produce Marketing Association and Center for Growing Talent announced and honored the winners of the suite of awards recognizing excellence across the industry. The awards recognize work of industry volunteers across the industry who transform, innovate, collaborate, and lead all those they encounter towards growing a healthier world. 

Melanny Gomez Cruz’s New Found Glow from PMA’s Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference

The Center for Growing Talent by the Produce Marketing Association, in partnership with Frieda’s Specialty Produce owners, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, awarded the winner of the Frieda Rapoport Caplan Women’s Fresh Perspectives Scholarship to Melanny Gomez Cruz of Four Seasons Produce, Inc. Cruz was selected by an independent panel of industry members and was one of more than 20 applicants.

Center for Growing Talent Expands Development Opportunities for Young Professionals

April 14, 2021 Center for Growing Talent

The new offering is a 12-month online certificate program focused on Management Fundamentals for Young Professionals developed in partnership with The University of Arizona’s Eller Executive Education program.

PMA Expands FreshEd Academy Catalogue with Retail Certificate

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Center for Growing Talent (CGT) are continuing to expand virtual learning opportunities for industry members. FreshEd Academy is a growing portfolio of on-demand, online courses that provides industry specific education and training designed by subject matter experts.

PMA & CGT Celebrate A Legacy of Excellence

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Center for Growing Talent (CGT) have announced the 2020 winners of four major annual awards leading up to Fresh Summit. The awards are given each year during Fresh Summit and this year, the winners will accept their awards during the General Sessions, Women’s Fresh Perspectives General Session and the Talent Community Reception.