( Courtesy CFFA )

The California Fresh Fruit Association, Fresno, has hired Courtney Razor as director of member services and communication.

Razor most recently was the chief operations officer for the Fresno County Farm Bureau for 6 ½ years, according to a news release. She officially joins the CFFA on Sept. 3.

She grew up in Sanger, Calif., and is the daughter of third generation fruit grower Craig Sorensen. She graduated from California State University-Fresno with a bachelor’s degree and mass communications and journalism, with a certificate in marketing, according to the news release.

“We are very pleased that Courtney has agreed to become a part of the team at CFFA,” association chairman Randy Giumarra, of Giumarra Vineyards Corp., said in the release. “Her personal background and education, as well as her extensive experience working for a peer agricultural association, should translate into real value for our membership.”

While at the Fresno County Farm Bureau, Razor managed the Future Advocates for Agriculture Concerned about Tomorrow program and oversaw event planning, according to the release.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Courtney for a number of years in her role with the Fresno County Farm Bureau, and I have always found her to be an articulate and vocal advocate for California agriculture,” Ian LeMay, CFFA president, said in the release.

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