( Courtesy Western Growers )

Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., has hired Anna Bilderbach as learning and development manager in the human resources department.

Bilderbach has experience as a career coach and project manager and trainer, according to a news release. She most recently was at management consulting company Lee Hecht Harrison’s Irvine office, and has worked for RAK Business & Technical Consulting and New American Funding.

At Western Growers, Bilderbach is responsible for conducting training for the association’s grower members and supporting learning and development initiatives, according to the release.

“Her extensive background in both customer relations and human resources has awarded her with the perfect skillset to continue pushing forward Western Growers’ mission of advancing the agriculture industry by providing the training services and resources our farmers need to thrive,” Karen Timmins, senior vice president of human resources, said in the release.