United Fresh Announces Washington Conference Keynote Speaker
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
WASHINGTON, DC - United Fresh announced yesterday that Representative Jim McGovern is slotted as Keynote Speaker for the Opening General Session Breakfast at this year’s annual Washington Conference. His speech will fall on the morning of Tuesday, September 17.
“As we gather our industry in DC to share our critical message on the importance of ensuring families and children have access to the fresh produce we supply, I can think of no more fitting advocate to keynote our kick-off breakfast,” said Senior Vice President of Public Policy Robert Guenther. “Congressman McGovern is a fearless leader, fighting at every turn for strong school meal programs and access to nutritious foods for everyone.”
Representative McGovern was elected to Congress in 1996 and now serves as Chairman of the House Rules Committee. He is known as a steadfast Congressional leader in nutrition and hunger initiatives, as he founded the Food as Medicine Working Group in 2018 within the Congressional Hunger Caucus, and is a Senior Member of the House Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition and Oversight. He also is a member of the Specialty Crops Caucus.
The United Fresh Washington Conference will bring hundreds of produce industry leaders to DC from September 16-18, engaging them in strategic face-to-face dialogue with key members of Congress and top Regulatory Officials. For more information and to register, visit www.unitedfresh.org.
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