The United Fresh Produce Association honored Paramount Citrus as the Produce Industry Advocate of the Year earlier this week at The Washington Conference. Paramount Citrus has been a longtime leader in the public policy arena, serving on several of United’s boards and councils, including United’s board of directors. Additionally, Paramount Citrus executives have been major supporters of the United FreshPAC, and the company has consistently sponsored events at United’s annual Washington policy conference.
United Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel presented the award to David Krause, president of Paramount Citrus.
“Paramount Citrus has been a leader in the public policy arena at United for many years,” Stenzel said. “Their consistent support of United’s public policy programs, including sponsorships at The Washington Conference and United’s annual conventions, demonstrates the commitment of Paramount Citrus and their partners in the Roll Corp. for advancing produce industry priorities here in Washington, D.C.”
Paramount Citrus is a major supporter of United’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative, which, in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program, donates salad bars to schools to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables for the nation’s children. The salad bar initiative is just one part of United’s public policy agenda for improving child nutrition through increased consumption of fresh produce.
The United Fresh Produce Industry Advocate of the Year Award pays special recognition to one United Fresh member each year that serves as an advocate for the entire produce industry. Honorees are leading companies and associations that make an impact and drive the industry forward.
In the feature photo at top: United Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel presents the award to David Krause, president of Paramount Citrus.