California Fresh Fruit Association Hires New Director of Member Relations and Communications
January 26, 2015
Fresno, California – The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) TODAY announced the hiring of Ian F. LeMay as its new Director of Member Relations and Communications. Mr. LeMay comes to the Association from serving as the District Director for Congressman Jim Costa in California’s 16th congressional district. In his role in representing Congressman Costa, LeMay focused on constituent and agricultural issues, particularly water supply and availability. In his new position he will be responsible for membership recruitment and retainment as well as a multitude of legislative concerns for Association members at both the state and federal levels.
The Chairman of the Board for the Association, David Jackson of Family Tree Farms in Reedley, stated, “We are very pleased that Ian has agreed to become part of the team at CFFA. His background and education, as well as working agricultural issues for Congressman Costa, should translate into real value for our membership.”
Association President Barry Bedwell added, “I have had the pleasure of working with Ian for a number of years in his role with the Congressman, and I have always found him to be an articulate and vocal advocate for California agriculture. We believe he is a natural fit along with our current staff to continue to enthusiastically represent our members.”
Mr. LeMay is a San Joaquin Valley native and a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. At Cal Poly he was an agricultural business major with a concentration in marketing. Ian and his wife, Molly, currently reside in Fresno and just welcomed their first child in December.