COMMITTEE OPENING: PUBLIC MEMBER
The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) was established in 1962 as a quasigovernmental organization under the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The CMC’s mission is to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality cranberries in domestic and international markets. Working with the United States Department of Agriculture, the CMC develops global marketing and promotional activities, and may recommend volume control regulations when needed and as authorized.
The CMC is seeking two public members for a two-year term of office that begins after appointment by the USDA Secretary, likely in February 2023. Committee member positions are volunteer roles supporting the work of CMC providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance, similar to that of a Board of Directors. While day-to-day operations are led by CMC’s Executive Director, the Committee-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of Committee members is both critical and expected. Committee members are to utilize their individual skills, knowledge, and expertise to support the CMC. Committee members act as advocates and representatives of the organization.
Committee Member Responsibilities:
- Assist the CMC in ensuring that the organization does the best work possible in the service of its mission to promote the worldwide use and consumption of U.S. cranberries.
- Contribute to the Committee’s long-term planning and participate in shaping the vision and work of the organization.
- Regularly attend and participate in the full Committee’s biannual meetings (February & August).
- Contribute skills and expertise by serving on one or more subcommittees.
- The Public Member represents consumer interests and therefore the candidate shall be neither a cranberry grower nor a handler and falls under the category of “non-industry members”.
- Cannot represent an agricultural interest, nor have a financial interest in, or be associated with the production, processing, financing, or marketing of cranberries.
- Ability to devote sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the background and economies of the cranberry industry.
- Availability to participate in regular meetings and events onsite or virtually.
- Willingness to share skills and expertise in governance role; strategic thinker.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively and appreciate diverse perspectives.
- Individuals with a background in sales, marketing, economics; health research; or health, wellness and nutrition are especially invited to apply for Committee membership.
More information about the Cranberry Marketing Committee can be found at www.uscranberries.com.
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How To Apply
Individuals with an interest in serving as the CMC’s Public Member must submit a letter and resume outlining their qualifications to Danny Raulerson, Executive Director, Cranberry Marketing Committee, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2022.