The National Mango Board is seeking nominations for seven open board member positions, six positions will be to fill out the term 2024-2026. One first handler position will start their term immediately and serve until December 31st, 2024.
The board’s mission is to increase awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the United States and to inspire and educate consumers about the culture, flavor and nutrition of mangos while bringing the industry together. Mango industry members are encouraged to complete a nomination application for the following available seats, with a final deadline to submit by February 24, 2023.
- Two Foreign Producers
- Three District II Importers
- One First Handler
- One Domestic Producer
The National Mango Board consists of 18 total members in the fresh mango industry including importers, domestic producers, foreign producers and a first handler. Board members, who are appointed to a three-year term, work closely with the staff at the board to carry out marketing, research and industry relations programs to benefit the mango industry.
Applications are available here or by contacting the National Mango Board executive director Manuel Michel at firstname.lastname@example.org or operations manager Gabriela Rocha at email@example.com. Final decisions on all board member appointments are made by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
USDA and the National Mango Board seek diversity in the unique mango community of growers, importers, shippers, distributors, marketers, partners and more. In October 2021, the National Mango Board unveiled a brand refresh designed to elevate mango’s benefits and reach a more diverse audience. The board encourages industry members without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, protected genetic information or reprisal.
For more information:
National Mango Board
Tel: +1 (407) 629-7318 x112