Record number of companies vote in 2017 Board election

A record 37 percent of Organic Trade Association member companies voted in this year’s Board of Directors election, re-electing an incumbent and seating two new members to the Board. Kim Dietz, Senior Manager for Environmental, Natural and Organic Policy for The J.M. Smucker Company, was re-elected to serve a three-year term. Dietz, who has been a director for the past three years, currently is Vice-President of the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors. Elected for her first term, Britt Lundgren is Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield Farm. Also elected for his first term, Mark Squires is owner of two Good Earth Natural Food stores. Meanwhile, the Board has named Bob Kaake of Annie’s Inc. and Mike Menes of True Organic Products to fill two appointed seats on the Board.

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