Mar 9, 2016Zanobini elected new AFF chair
Chris Zanobini, executive director of the California Pear Board and California Cherry Board was elected as the new chair of the Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) Management Board at its February meeting. Bryan Silbermann, CEO of the Produce Marketing Association was elected as vice-chair and Barry Bedwell, president of the California Fresh Fruit Association will serve as secretary/treasurer.
Zanobini replaces Matt McInerney, executive vice president of Western Growers Association, who served five years as AFF chair. McInerney will continue to serve on the AFF’s Executive Committee.
In addition to serving on the AFF’s Management Board, Zanobini also serves as the vice chair of the California State Fair Ag Advisory Council, on the board of the World Apple and Pear Association and the Buy California Marketing Agreement.