Kori Tuggle Returning to Church Brothers as Vice President of Marketing
- by Jordan Okumura
SALINAS, CA – Kori Tuggle is returning to Church Brothers, LLC, as the new Vice President of Marketing.
She will report to CEO Steve Church and work closely with the sales and new business development team, according to a press release. She will also have responsibilities for marketing and other corporate priorities.
“I’m anxious to return to the Church Brothers team and work for Tom and Steve who have always believed in me and taught me so much in the earlier years of my career,” Kori said. “I’m looking forward to being part of the relentless entrepreneurial vision that drives their businesses forward.”
Kori said that Church Brothers is a different farming company than it was 10 years ago, and added that it is vertically integrated with a focus on innovation from field to plant processing.
“We are excited to have Kori rejoin Church Brothers, as she has over 12 years of marketing experience in our industry,” Steve Church said. “Kori has a great work ethic, marketing skills, and character that will help Church Brothers and True Leaf Farms with our continued plan for growth.”
Kori was most recently the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Ocean Mist Farms. In that role, she managed the marketing program for the trade and consumer markets for 10 years.
She began her produce career as a Produce Buyer at Safeway in 1996 after graduating with a degree in Agribusiness from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. After Safeway, Kori joined Church Brothers for four years. In that time, she completed the MBA program from Pepperdine University.