Leadership and Staff

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As board-appointed leadership and USHBC staff, it’s our pleasure to support you. We’re fully engaged and passionate about our roles and responsibilities to serve and advance the blueberry industry. In all we do, we strive to cultivate a culture and infrastructure that supports and enables industry and individual success in the spirit of continuous improvement.

USHBC Executive Officers

Shelly Hartmann

Shelly Hartmann

Chair

Bryan Sakuma

Bryan Sakuma

Vice Chair

George Fritz, Jr.

George Fritz, Jr.

Treasurer

Bill Steed

Bill Steed

Secretary

Art Galletta

Art Galletta

Past Chair


Elections, Eligibility and Forms

Executive officers of the USHBC are elected and serve terms of one year. Candidates must be qualified Council members and are eligible to be elected for multiple terms. Elections are held at the beginning of each fiscal year.

For candidates who are nominated during a USHBC election year, read details about the process and download nomination forms here.


USHBC Staff

Kasey Cronquist

Kasey Cronquist

President

Jenni Sparks

Jenni Sparks

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Amanda Griffin

Amanda Griffin

Vice President of Engagement and Education

Leslie Wada

Leslie Wada

Sr. Director of Nutrition & Health Research

Julie Fogarty

Julie Fogarty

Director of Operations

Renata Dalton

Renata Dalton

Global Business Manager

Andrea Walters

Andrea Walters

Executive Liaison

Adam Winland

Adam Winland

Financial Controller

Mandy Boarman

Mandy Boarman

Meetings & Events Coordinator

Joe Vargas

Joe Vargas

Director of Business Intelligence


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