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The United Fresh Produce Association will honor the achievements and celebrate the career of industry icon Reggie Griffin with a special golf tournament and dinner, Monday, January 23 in San Diego.
“With his retirement as corporate vice president of produce and floral merchandising procurement, Reggie punctuates a 42-year career with The Kroger Co. in which he touched the lives of thousands of us in the produce industry, and helped make fresh produce a cornerstone of the retail supermarket business across the country,” said United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel.
Festivities will be held at San Diego’s historic Rancho Bernardo Inn, beginning with the Salute to Reggie Griffin golf tournament, followed by dinner.
Proceeds from the events will support the United Fresh Foundation’s Center for Leadership Excellence. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to developing leadership skills at all levels of the industry, advancing produce safety and quality, promoting global produce industry sustainability, and increasing children's consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables for better health.
“We’re honored that Reggie has agreed for the proceeds from the event to support the Foundation’s Center for Leadership Excellence,” said Steve Grinstead, CEO, Pro*Act, and chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Reggie’s career has defined the word ‘leadership’ and this event will help us continue to invest in future leaders of our industry.”
Sponsorship opportunities with multiple recognition levels are also available. Please contact United’s John Toner at 202-303-3400, ext. 424, or [email protected], for further information.