CPMA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of CPMA is charged, on behalf of its membership, with the responsible oversight of the Association.  As such, the Board is accountable to CPMA’s members.  The Board is the highest decision making authority within the organization.  The overall role of the Board focuses on governance and stewardship of CPMA, which designates the responsibility of the Board to manage or supervise those who manage the business and affairs of CPMA.

The governance goal of the Board is to enhance executive decision making for the purpose of improving the performance of the Association.

The CPMA Board is diverse in representation of the geographic profile of the membership and representative of the diversity of the produce industry.

Criteria for Participation:
  • Experience in the produce industry at the executive or senior leadership level with decision making authority.
  • Strong inter-personal communications skills, able to provide facilitative leadership and enforce group discipline on board processes.
  • Strong understanding and experience with the appropriate roles, group processes and corporate bylaws and policies that form systems of corporate governance.
  • Demonstrated judgment and integrity in an oversight role.
  • The ability to creatively and strategically envision future strategy and to understand existing strategy and its implications.
  • Consideration will be given to volunteers with experience serving on a CPMA committee.
  • Experience serving on a not-for-profit board or governance committee or senior level experience working with other boards.
  • Ability to participate in all face-to-face and virtual board meetings.
Time/Travel Commitment:  The Board meets twice a year at CPMA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show and Semi-Annual Board & Committee Meetings.
Ad hoc conference calls or meetings may be convened as required.