Apr 6, 2023
OPN names Schulken new vice president of events

Organic Produce Network has named an experienced marketer and event coordinator to the newly created position of vice president of events.

Rachelle Schulken brings more than 14 years of experience in the fresh produce industry to her new role, which will include overseeing the growth of the Organic Grower Summit.

Rachelle Schulken is OPN’s new vice president of events. Photo: OPN

Schulken, formerly marketing and sustainability manager for Calavo Growers, has experience in trade show management and execution and branding and marketing as well as sustainability program development and reporting.

“I am incredibly excited to join the OPN team and leverage my produce industry experience, relationships and entrepreneurial spirit to advance the mission of the Organic Grower Summit,” Schulken said in a statement to OPN. “I look forward to learning and growing alongside OPN leadership, building our portfolio of live-content events and programming, and representing the organic produce community.”

Schulken will focus on the strategic growth of OGS, an annual event that brings together organic growers and producers with supply chain and service providers. She will be responsible for overseeing all exhibitor and sponsor outreach as well as developing the event’s educational program.

“We are thrilled to have Rachelle join the OPN team and work to grow OGS,” OPN CEO Matt Seeley said. “She brings energy and passion for organic produce that will continue to maximize OPN’s position as the go-to resource in the organic fresh produce industry for information, education and live events.”


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