California Table Grape Commission Hires Marketing Director of Category Management
Author; Anne Allen
The California Table Grape Commission (CTGC) recently released a statement announcing the hiring of David Dudley as its new Marketing Director of Category Management. Within this new role, Dudley will be responsible for expanding the retail demand for California table grapes in both the United States and Canada.
“We are very excited to welcome David to the team,” stated Kathleen Nave, President, in a press release. “David’s nearly 10 years of experience in produce management and experience in the retail sector will be key to the development of future retail programs.”
Dudley will be joining the CTGC after more than five years of working at Save Mart, where he was most recently a Senior Produce Category Manager. His experience in the industry includes working for Markon Cooperative as a Product Manager. Nave noted that Dudley will be focusing primarily on developing a strategic marketing plan to drive California table grape sales. In his role with the CTGC, he will manage numerous retail accounts and be part of a four-member retail team.
Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, Dudley is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness with a concentration in marketing.
Congratulations to David on this new step in his career!