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KATHLEEN PREIS joined The Mushroom Council, based in San Jose, CA, as marketing coordinator. She is handling trade media communications as well as helping in the execution of current marketing strategies.

Ms. Preis first got Kathleen-Preisinvolved in the produce industry during her time at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, from which she graduated in early June. At the university, she participated in the Food Marketing Co-Op program, which she credits for introducing her to various people in the produce industry and allowing her the opportunity to attend PMA Fresh Summit and the New York Produce Show.

“Everyone I have met in the produce industry has been extremely helpful and wonderful to work with as I learn the ropes,” she said. “I feel so lucky that I am able to join such a passionate and vibrant group of people.”

Ms. Preis also completed several internships, including being a sales associate at Amazon Produce in Mullica Hill, NJ, business development intern with Dawn Farms Foods in Naas, CO, and a sales intern with Lehigh Valley Dairy Co.

She currently resides in Manayunk, PA, and works out of the American Mushroom Institute’s Kennett Square, PA, office.

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