The United Fresh Foundation’s Leadership Program graduated Roman Smith, director of procurement, of the Sidney, Ohio-based Freshway Foods.

The program was developed to implement fundamentals of leadership development, business relationships, government and public affairs, and media relations, according to a news release.

“The investment of both United Fresh and Dupont towards the future of the produce industry inspires individuals in the program to reach for higher goals,” Smith said in the release. “I am very fortunate to have the support from Freshway Foods to take part in the program. Overall, the program has encouraged me to take more of a leadership role at all levels within my company and the industry. I look forward to the many opportunities that I will have in the future to be a leader in the produce industry.”

For more information about the program, visit