P.O. Box 848, Nogales, AZ 85628
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For Immediate Release

Contact:  Lance Jungmeyer (lance@freshfrommexico.com) or
Allison Moore (amoore@freshfrommexico.com)

January 6, 2021


Andrea Ortega joins the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas as the new Communications Coordinator

Supporting the mission of the organization, Ortega will work on strengthening the efforts to provide members, industry fellows and the public the latest news and happenings.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is pleased to announce that Andrea Ortega has joined the organization as a Communications Coordinator.

Ortega, a local native to the area, graduated from the University of Arizona and has a strong background in marketing, communications, event coordination, import/export knowledge and project management from her work in various organizations including the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Peace of Mind Events, Grupo GOCM, Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, and the Tubac Chamber of Commerce where she completed one of her last roles as Executive Director.

Additionally, Ortega is involved with various organizations including Arizona Industry Fellows (part of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce) and the Greater Green Valley Community Foundation where she sits as an Economic Development Advisor.

“We are excited to have an enthusiastic believer in economic development on board,” said FPAA President Lance Jungmeyer. “As an organization driven to help companies succeed in their businesses, we have a story to tell, with $100 million in infrastructure improvements coming to Nogales, and a cold inspection room that will expand the breadth of items handled in Nogales, of course which means jobs.”

As we begin the year with new goals for the organization, the decision to expand our team is something we are excited about. The new Communications Coordinator position will allow FPAA to expand on the following;

-Create more efficient communication between the organization, members, and the community

-Assist in coordination of events, workshops and educational series

-Provide website updates to have the most recent information available

– Support FPAA staff in advocacy efforts

– Social media presence and engagement across many platforms

– Development of new marketing plans


About the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

Founded in 1944, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is a nonprofit trade association headquartered in Nogales, Arizona, that represents over 120 U.S. member companies involved in importing and marketing fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Mexico and distributed across North America and the world.