Mann Packing Welcomes Loree Dowse, Jacob Shafer, and Monica Infelise to Marketing Department
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
SALINAS, CA - Mann Packing has announced a few big changes to its marketing department this week, hiring Loree Dowse as Foodservice Marketing Assistant, Jacob Shafer as Marketing & Communications Cooordinator, and Monica Infelise as Content Marketing Specialist.
“Loree, Jacob, and Monica’s experience and insight has made them very welcome additions to the Mann’s family,” shared Kim St George, Mann’s Director of Marketing & Communications in a statement. “This new group has the talent and passion that fits with our vision of innovating into the future. We view these hires as a sign of our commitment to excellence and I personally look forward to working with each one of them.”
Each new member to the team will be working from the Mann Packing corporate headquarters in Salinas, CA, expanding the focus of the marketing department on the development of advertising campaigns, public relations, community outreach, and further developing the company’s extensive product marketing strategy. Loree will report to Gina Nucci, Director of Foodservice Marketing, while both Jacob and Monica will report to St George.
In her new role as Foodservice Marketing Assistant, Loree will be bringing her unique combination of both marketing/communications and food experience. She spent over eight years in various in-house and agency public relations and marketing positions, according to a press release, and also holds more than nine years of professional cooking experience. Loree has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from UCLA, and a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management degree from City College of San Francisco.
Jacob, as Mann’s new Marketing & Communications Coordinator, will focus on managing the company’s public relations, community relations, crisis communications, and maintaining the company’s collaborative communications culture. According to a press release, he spent seven years in Mongolia working in community outreach with the United States Peace Corps and corporate communications with the Rio Tinto Group. For the past seven months, Jacob has been working in communications and public relations with the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.
Monica is joining the company as Content Marketing Specialist with over seven years of marketing and communications experience from around the world. She has been based in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, lending her a fresh perspective on social media, content creation, and communications. Monica will now be focused on growing customer engagement through Mann’s social media and content marketing. She earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA in International Business from American International College.