The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, named one Safeway Inc. employee to its board, succeeding another Safeway leader.

Steve Burnham, senior vice president of produce, floral and bakery for Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., succeeds Geoff White of Safeway on the board. White recently took a new position with the company, according to a United news release.

Burnham joined Safeway in 1989, escalating through the company’s meat division through store, district, division and national levels. In 2003, he was named group director for its meat business unit.

In 2007, he was named vice president of marketing planning. He was promoted to vice president of produce in 2008 and senior vice president of produce this year.