The Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent, Newark, Del., has announced the 2013 Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence recipients. Tony Harmon from Nathel International, Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Juliette King from Nielsen Perishables Group, West Dundee, Ill., were selected by the Produce Marketing Association and the Scholarship Selection Committee.
“We will be able to develop our leadership skills in a program that is designed around the unique characteristics of our global industry. The program will help prepare me to be the leader that I want to be,” King said in a news release.
Harmon and King will participate in the Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Program, which focuses on knowledge, relationship-building, and critical management and thinking skills.
The scholarship, funded by the Tip Murphy Legacy Fund, covers registration fees and hotel expenses associated with any of the Foundation’s professional development programs.
“The scholarship will enable me to develop new skills that can be applied to my every day duties,” Harmon said in the release. “At the same time, I can expand my leadership skills that add value professionally and personally.”
Harmon and King have partnered with the Thunderbird School of Global Management and will join the 2014 class on April 6-10, in Glendale, Ariz., for one of several meetings that take place throughout the year.