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FPFC names new president

The Fresh Produce & Floral Council appointed Bob Lanter as its new president. With a rich background in the public sector and non-profit management, Lanter brings over 30 years of experience to his new role.

bobPrior to joining FPFC, Lanter served as the executive director of the California Workforce Association, where he led the workforce strategy and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act for the state of California. His extensive experience includes holding various positions in local workforce investment systems, including executive director of the Contra Costa County Workforce Board.

During his tenure at the California Workforce Association, Lanter significantly increased organizational revenue and membership, led the development of key legislation and managed large-scale projects and grants. He is known for his expertise in designing and coordinating events and networking opportunities, spearheading some of the most successful events across the country in workforce development.

"I am thrilled to be part of the FPFC team and eager to delve into the world of the fresh produce and floral industry," said Lanter. "I look forward to learning more about FPFC, its members and contributing to the growth and success of the industry."

"We are delighted to welcome Bob Lanter as the new president of FPFC," said Kristen Reid, chair of FPFC and executive vice president of MIXTEC Group. "His extensive experience and proven track record in organizational management and event coordination will be invaluable assets to our council. We believe his leadership will enable FPFC to evolve and thrive in the years to come."

Lanter officially assumes his role as president of FPFC effective May 5 and will be present at the upcoming FPFC Expo on May 1 to meet FPFC members.

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