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Julia Stewart joins NYAA

The New York Apple Association, based in Fishers, NY, announced industry veteran JULIA STEWART as the association’s spokesperson.

Ms. Stewart assumed spokesperson duties in March and has been supporting NYAA’s public relations activities since May 2012.

In her new role, Ms. Stewart’s responsibilities include planning and executing media outreach activities to promote New York apples, representing the association to consumer and trade media and providing strategic communications counsel to NYAA senior management.

Ms. Stewart previously directed public relations for the U.S. Apple Association and the Produce Marketing Association. She has also consulted for other various apple and produce industry organizations, including PMA, Produce for Better Health Foundation and Pear Bureau Northwest.

“I have worked with Julia over the years at USApple and PMA, and when we decided to rebuild our team she was our first choice,” said NYAA President Jim Allen. “We are delighted to have her on board.”

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