SHANI MCKINNEY joined Fresno, CA-based Crown Jewels Produce on June 4.
In her new position at Crown Jewels Produce, Ms. McKinney handles daily foreign and domestic sales of all products, as well as the creation of and maintenance of a South American import program.
Ms. McKinney has been in the produce industry for nearly 18 years, first getting her start by handling the Chilean, Brazilian and Peruvian import programs for Delano, CA-based Pandol Bros., where she continued to work for 16 years. Prior to joining Crown Jewels Produce, Ms. McKinney worked at Fruit Patch Sales LLC, in Dinuba, CA, for one year.
Ms. McKinney received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, and her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ.
She is the proud mother of a 17-year-old daughter, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, working out and youth rodeo.