The Fresno, Calif.-based California Table Grape Commission has hired Jodi Devaurs as director of trade policy.
Devaurs’ responsibilities, according to a news release, include market access, technical issues, and general trade policy matters for the commission.
“Managing technical issues to help growers and shippers move California grapes to market is a key function of the commission, and Jodi’s experience with government affairs and regulatory issues will be an asset for the industry,” Kathleen Nave, president of the commission, said in the release. “We are very excited to have Jodi join the team.”
Previously, Devaurs had worked at the California Cotton Ginners & Growers Association and the Western Agricultural Processors Association, where she served as director of regulatory affairs, according to the release.
Devaurs is a graduate of Fresno State with a bachelor of science in agricultural education—communications, according to the release.