CGT Award Renamed for Late Industry Legend Frieda Rapoport Caplan

October 2, 2020 Center for Growing Talent

The announcement was made during a live broadcast with CGT Executive Director, Doug Bohr; and Frieda’s Specialty Produce CEO, Karen Caplan; Vice President & COO, Jackie Caplan Wiggins; and Alex Jackson Berkley, director of sales.

PMA Asserts its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion With New Task Force

In a letter to the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Board of Directors, Chair Joe Don Zetzsche has announced the creation of a task force to advise PMA and Center for Growing Talent on its commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the produce and floral communities.

Center For Growing Talent to Honor Dick Spezzano as Jay Pack Cultivating our Future Award Winner

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) will recognize Dick Spezzano, president of Spezzano Consulting Service and longtime CGT volunteer as the winner of the Jay Pack Cultivating our Future Award. The award will be presented on Wednesday, October 16 at the CGT Contributor & Volunteer Reception, an invitation-only event from 4:30-6:00p.m.

Center for Growing Talent Will Honor Industry Legend Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan as Women’s Catalyst Award Winner

The award will be presented during the sold-out Women’s Fresh Perspectives Breakfast on Saturday, October 19th in Anaheim, California during the Fresh Summit Convention & Expo and will be presented by last year’s winner, Dawn Gray of Dawn Gray Global Consulting.

Jan DeLyser to Moderate Discussion with Queen Latifah at CGT Women’s Fresh Perspectives Leadership Breakfast

September 24, 2019 Produce Marketing Association

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) has announced that Jan DeLyser, vice president marketing for the California Avocado Commission will moderate the discussion with this year’s Women’s Fresh Perspectives (WFP) Leadership Breakfast keynote speaker, Queen Latifah, as part of the Fresh Summit programming.