Fishers, N.Y.-based New York Apple Association has made public relations specialist Julia Stewart its spokeswoman.
Stewart will be responsible for planning and promoting media outreach activities.
Stewart is well known in the produce industry, previously directed public relations for the U.S. Apple Association and the Produce Marketing Association.
“I have worked with Julia over the years at U.S. Apple and PMA, and when we decided to rebuild our team she was our first choice. We are delighted to have her on board,” Jim Allen, apple association president, said in a news release.