Tyler Deutsch, senior vice president of business development for the Produce Alliance, was named as a board member of the newly created Forbes Councils Board.

Forbes and the Young Entrepreneur Council partnered to create the council, according to a news release.

Deutsch joined the Produce Alliance in 2010, and has been a client support specialist and customer account manager.

He is based in the company’s Chicago office as vice president of business development.

“The opportunity to become a member of the Forbes Business Development Council is a true honor. The chance to meet other business developers from different industries from all over the country is an amazing privilege and educational experience,” Deutsch said in the release.

“I am very flattered and humbled to be asked to be a part of such an organization. I look forward to learning and contributing to all the organization has to offer,” he said in the release.