National Mango Board elects new officers for 2023
The National Mango Board elected new officers during its annual March board meeting. This year, the March board meeting occurred in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. As dedicated members, the NMB officers will fulfill their duties and responsibilities by leading the board in accordance with the Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act of 1996, and the Mango Order.
Albert Perez of Miami will serve as chair and Thomas Hall of Oxnard, CA, as vice chair. Serving as secretary is Cesar Morocho of Piura, Peru, and elected as treasurer is Luis Carlos Martinez of Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Additionally, four members will serve on the executive board supporting the newly elected officers. Carlos Palafox of Jalisco, Mexico, will serve as the industry relations officer, Alyssa Hind of Hidalgo, TX, will serve as the marketing and communications chair, Rod Chamberlain of Mecca, CA, will serve as the research and industry relations chair, and Clark Golden of Vineland, NJ, will serve as ex-officio.
The NMB officers, together with the rest of the board members, will continue to uphold the NMB’s mission to increase the consumption of mango in the U.S. by inspiring consumers and educating them about the culture, flavor and nutrition of mangos while bringing the industry together.
“Congratulations to the newly elected NMB officers and the Executive Committee members in 2023," said National Mango Board Executive Director Manuel Michel. "We look forward to working with the new NMB leadership and receiving their guidance to develop successful marketing and communication programs that continue driving mango demand and consumption. While at the same time supporting research projects and industry relation events that provide value and maintain a strong and vibrant mango industry.”