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Emily Fragoso

Emily Fragoso, Senior Recruiter

Emily began her career in the produce industry at the Fresh Produce & Floral Council where 2014 EMILY HSshe was exposed to every segment of the industry.  As a trained marketer, she has been instrumental in creating communication, marketing and public relations strategies and devising retail promotions/merchandising plans for produce companies.

  • Over 16 years of agribusiness experience including:
    • Director of Business Development, Status Gro
    • Marketing Manager, Coast Produce Company
    • Executive Vice President, Fresh Produce & Floral Council
  • Certified by the Association of Executive Search Consultants
  • Current association involvement
    • Fresh Produce & Floral Council, Apprenticeship Program Task Force
    • Produce Marketing Association, Foundation for Industry Talent, Career Ambassador
    • Produce Marketing Association, Foundation for Industry Talent, Women’s Fresh Perspectives Advisory Committee
  • Former association involvement
    • United Fresh Produce Association, Board of Directors
    • United Fresh Produce Association, Member Relations Task Force Co-Chair
    • United Fresh Produce Association, Chair & Member, Leadership Program Selection Committee
    • United Fresh Produce Association, Retail Produce Manager Awards Program Advisory Committee
    • United Fresh Produce Association, Wholesaler-Distributor Board
  • Industry recognition
    • The Packer, “Women in Produce” feature, 2011
    • United Leadership Program, Class 16 Fellow, 2010
    • Achieved national recognition for marketing excellence for Farmer’s Select and the Coast Snacking Line with the 2009 Produce Business Excellence in Marketing Award
    • Produce Business’ “40-Under Forty” Recipient, 2007
  • Current community involvement
    • California State University Fullerton, Alumni Association Board of Directors
    • California State University Fullerton, College of Communications Alumni Chapter Board
    • Orange County Register, Guest Columnist
    • Toastmasters International, Member
  • Speaker at numerous industry events and conferences