The Board of Directors of the Eastern Produce Council is proud to announce the appointment of Susan McAleavey Sarlund as Executive Director of the Eastern Produce Council.
Susan is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in Communications; she went on to achieve her Master's degree in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Susan is currently part of the Northeast Sales team for the New York Apple Association. Susan held various sales and marketing positions with companies including Nabisco, Hilton Hotels and two other Investment firms, prior to joining New York Apple. Susan brings a wealth of knowledge as well as experience to the EPC, where she has served under former longtime Executive Director John McAleavey over the past five years.
Vic Savanello, President of the Eastern Produce Council, said, "Susan was the natural choice, there were no other candidates for this position that could hit the ground running and keep the EPC course set straight as we know Susan can! We are very happy to be able to retain Susan, the vote at our July 14th meeting was unanimous in support of Susan's appointment, we can't wait to see her blossom as our new leader."
In response to the decision, Susan commented "I was thrilled with the outcome of the vote as I know my father is! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Board and the membership in this new capacity and, to continue John’s legacy and build on the success of the organization."