October 25, 2013

Kevin Severns Elected CCM Board Chairman

By Laurie Greene, Associate Editor

TODAY, California Citrus Mutual (CCM) announced that Kevin Severns, Sanger citrus grower and General Manager of Orange Cove–Sanger Citrus Association, was unanimously elected to serve as the 2013-2014 CCM Board Chairman.

Severns has served on the CCM Board since 2007, most recently as Vice Chairman. Additionally, Severns is a member of the Sunkist Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the management committee for the industry-funded Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program, and former Director for the Citrus Research Board.

“Kevin’s experience and dedication to this industry is unquestionable,” notes CCM President Joel Nelsen. “He is undoubtedly an asset to the California Citrus Mutual Board and an exemplary leader for the California citrus industry.”

Severns has represented the citrus industry on a variety of issues, traveling to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on multiple occasions.

“I appreciate the faith and support from my fellow industry members and Directors,” says Severns. “Many challenges await our future and the future of CCM. I am honored to serve on behalf of this great industry and represent California’s citrus growers as we navigate through these challenges.”

CCM is a citrus producer’s trade association whose 2,200 voluntary grower members comprise 75% of California’s 275,000-acre, $2 billion citrus industry. Founded in 1977, CCM represents its members on matters that affect their economic livelihood and provide them with necessary information to enhance their ability to profit from their work.  

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