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Claudia Wenzing, a senior staff member of the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) for the past 12 years, will join United Fresh Produce Association on April 28 as the trade association's new v.p. of business development.
Wenzel served as PBH development director from 1996-2000, and since that time as v.p. of development. She has been responsible for both annual and special campaign fundraising, planned giving, and working with industry members to support the foundation through ongoing sponsorships of activities and programs.
Previously, she worked in fundraising and development for Youth Services International, a residential academy serving at-risk youth, from 1993-1996.
In her new capacity, Wenzel will work with Stenzel in serving the needs of both the association and the United Fresh Research and Education Foundation while also working to help member companies by developing programs and linkages that boost overall produce sales and profitability. She will also work to continue strengthening the United Fresh Foundation as a primary source of education and training, food safety programs, and leadership development to help the produce industry better serve the consuming public.