Former director of regulatory affairs at the California cotton ginners and growers association, and the western agricultural processers association, Jodi Devaurs, is the new director of trade policy for the California Table Grape Commission.
Devaurs’ responsibilities will include market access, technical issues, and general trade policy matters for the commission.
President of the commission, Kathleen Nave, said Devaurs’ appointment represents an exciting addition to the team.
“Managing technical issues to help growers and shippers move California grapes to market is a key function of the commission, and Jodi’s experience with government affairs and regulatory issues will be an asset for the industry,” said Nave.
“We are very excited to have Jodi join the team," she added.
Devaurs has previously worked on regulatory and legislative issues including air and water quality, pesticides, and food safety, and has worked with the USDA agricultural marketing service on technical issues.