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United Fresh Produce Association Chairman of the Board Reggie Griffin has appointed Steve Burnham, senior vice president of produce, floral and bakery for Safeway Inc. to United Fresh's board of directors.
Burnham replaces Geoff White of Safeway, who recently took a new position within the company.
“Steve is a respected leader in the produce industry and a valued voice on produce issues. We’re proud to welcome him to the United Fresh board,” said Griffin, who is with The Kroger Company. “Our association and the produce industry as a whole will benefit greatly from his ideas and his leadership.”
Burnham joined Safeway in 1989 and worked his way through the company’s meat unit at the store, district, division and national levels, eventually being appointed group director for the company’s corporate meat business unit in 2003. In 2007, he left the meat and seafood world and was appointed vice president of marketing planning. Burnham was promoted to vice president of produce in 2008, and senior vice president of produce earlier this year.
A full list of United Fresh board members is available at www.unitedfresh.org/about/leadership.