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WASHINGTON -- After nearly five years at the United Fresh Produce Association, here, Amy Philpott, United's vice president of communications, is leaving to pursue a career more focused on crisis communications and issue management.

Ms. Philpott earned a master's degree in public communications last May while working full time. During her studies and through her experience at United Fresh, she said via e-mail that she would like to focus professionally on issues management and crisis communications. As such, she is taking a new position with Watson & Mulhern, a public relations agency here that specializes in crisis communications and issue management for the food and agricultural industries.

She said in the e-mail that she was "very sad indeed to leave the United Fresh team, [and] I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked at United Fresh and with such a wonderful group of employees and industry members."