Fields, who started in January, comes to the grower-shipper from 1st Capital Bank where she also served as chief financial officer. Fields was a founding member of the bank.
“Our finance team has done a great job of positioning the organization for expansion, which we started last year,” chief executive officer Rod Braga said in a news release. “We brought Jayme on board to build upon our strong foundation and apply her substantial financial expertise, leadership and knowledge.”
Her prior experience included a stint as chief financial officer at Bank of Salinas, later renamed Community Bank before its sale to Rabobank.
Fields is also board treasurer of the Bay View Academy School. She is a past finance chair for United Way and a graduate of Leadership Salinas Valley.
Braga Fresh Family Farms sells organic and conventional fresh vegetables to retail under the Josie’s Organics, Fresh n Healthy and Golden State Broccoli labels.