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.

Joint United Fresh and PMA Op-Ed Regarding Romaine Task Force Report

“With this week’s release of the Task Force Report, we share with the industry and all concerned powerful recommendations that we believe can help protect public health and reduce the impact of outbreaks on our industry if and when they do occur. ”

Dwight Ferguson to Moderate Fresh Summit Discussion With Earvin “Magic” Johnson

September 27, 2019 Produce Marketing Association (

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced that PMA board member and president and CEO of Naturipe Farms will moderate the Fresh Summit Forum for the Future discussion with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The event will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Anaheim during the third and final Forum for the Future at this year’s Fresh Summit Conference and Expo.

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.