Griffin points to United Fresh’s strong track record of education and training, as well as participation from all market segments.
“The association’s governance structure fosters a dynamic environment where hundreds of volunteer leaders from every part of the industry are involved in decisions and activities that work toward produce industry priorities,” he said.
Griffin said he hopes to follow Smith’s example and be an active and engaged chairman.
“It’s also an incredible honor to serve in a leadership role representing the produce industry,” he said. “We’ve got important priorities ahead of us this year, including the new food safety regulations and the next farm bill, just to mention a couple, but it’s these issues and others that will compel us to work together and be stronger for it.”