Florida Citrus Packers’ Richard Kinney retiring

05/09/2012 12:36:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

“He navigated through Washington and Tallahassee to gain market access after we got hit with citrus canker,” Richey said. “He bulldogged that and we owe a great deal of gratitude to him. It wasn’t just a job to him. You have a guy here who has a passion for his work that exceeds the expectations of a trade association.”

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Kinney was an agriculture liaison and did district work for former Rep. Andrew Ireland, R-Fla., and former Sen. Lawton Chiles, R-Fla.

 

resh markets to Florida citrus after the discovery of citrus canker disease.

Dan Richey, chief executive officer of Riverfront Groves LLC, Vero Beach, said Kinney’s work in that area was critical.

“He navigated through Washington and Tallahassee to gain market access after we got hit with citrus canker,” Richey said. “He bulldogged that and we owe a great deal of gratitude to him. It wasn’t just a job to him. You have a guy here who has a passion for his work that exceeds the expectations of a trade association.”

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Kinney was an agriculture liaison and did district work for former Rep. Andrew Ireland, R-Fla., and former Sen. Lawton Chiles, R-Fla.


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Kevin Bouffard    
Avon Park, FL  |  May, 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Lawton Chiles was a Democrat.

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