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NEW LEADERSHIP: The Cherry Industry Administrative Board has appointed Meghan Swain as its new executive director.

Cherry Industry Administrative Board appoints director

The Executive Committee unanimously confirmed Meghan Swain, who will start Aug. 24.

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board has appointed Meghan Swain as its new executive director, starting Aug. 24.

Swain brings a multifaceted background defined by nonprofit management, government relations and board organization experience. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the Michigan Association of Local Public Health, where she was responsible for coordinating with all local health departments in the state of Michigan and representing them before the state and federal governments.

“I am excited to begin a new chapter in my professional career as the new executive director of the Cherry Industry Administrative Board, where I can use my experience and passion to promote the tart cherry industry,” Swain says. “I am pleased to have the confidence of the board to lead CIAB in fresh and innovative ways.”

The Executive Committee unanimously confirmed Swain. The CIAB is looking forward to Swain’s contributions, using her entrepreneurial leadership style and the outside perspective she brings, along with her familiarity with government, nonprofit and board liaising.

The Executive Committee has developed an onboarding plan, which will include extensive knowledge sharing by each of the members who will take ownership of a portion of the process. The process will include fruit science, and meeting growers and processors across the U.S., as well as other industry stakeholders.

The CIAB works with tart cherry growers and processors in seven states — Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin — to stabilize the annual cherry supply, as well as educating consumers and promoting the benefits of tart cherries.

The CIAB administrates the Federal Marketing Order for Tart Cherries in the U.S. Authorized by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the CIAB is composed of growers and processors from across the U.S.

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