Produce Marketing Association
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The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is a global trade association whose 2200 members represent the full supply chain of the produce and mass-market floral industry, from seed producer to supermarket or foodservice outlet. It was founded in 1949. Mike O'Brien of Schnucks Markets in St. Louis, MO is the current chairman of the board of directors. The CEO is Bryan Silbermann, CAE, and the president is Cathy Burns. PMA sponsors an annual convention and exposition called Fresh Summit. The 2015 event will be held in Atlanta, GA on October 23-25.
An affiliate of the PMA, the PMA Foundation for Industry Talent provides programs to attract, develop and retain employees to the produce industry.
From the PMA website:
To connect, inform and deliver industry solutions that enhance members’ prosperity.
PMA Foundation’s Mission
To attract, develop and retain talent for the global produce and floral industry.
PMA/PMA Foundation Vision
PMA and its Foundation will educate, inspire and lead the produce community worldwide.
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