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CPMA seeking nominations for the Mary FitzGerald Award

Mary FitzGerald was a passionate and dedicated professional who genuinely loved the produce industry, spending most of her 40-year produce career working with Chiquita. She loved working with the younger generation, addressing their needs and challenges to encourage their involvement and career growth within the produce industry.

Ms. FitzGerald passed away in 2005, and in her memory, the Mary FitzGerald Award was created. Its goal is to recognize a young professional who demonstrates the same passion and dedication Ms. FitzGerald showed throughout her career. Nominees should be Canadian, under 40, demonstrate a passion for produce and be currently employed in the produce industry. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 CPMA Annual Convention & Trade Show in Vancouver, award recognition and membership to an exclusive club of past recipients.

Past winners:

  • Houman Madani, Metro Ontario Inc., 2017 recipient
  • Jennifer Harris, Mid Isle Farms Inc., 2016 recipient
  • Ben Alviano, Mann Packing Co. Inc., 2015 recipient
  • Steve Young, The Oppenheimer Group, 2014 recipient
  • Stéphanie Lariviere, Ene James Ltd., 2013 recipient
  • Anthony Bisogno, Rite-Pak Produce Ltd., 2012 recipient

Nominate a deserving colleague today by visiting The Mary FitzGerald Award will be presented on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at CPMA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show in Vancouver. CPMA would like to thank Chiquita for sponsoring this award.