Organic Produce Network (OPN) has announced the addition of Rachelle Schulken to its team in the newly created position of Vice President of Events. Schulken brings extensive event planning and marketing expertise to her role and will oversee the growth of the Organic Grower Summit.
Schulken joins OPN with more than 14 years of experience in the fresh produce industry, where she achieved success in trade show management and execution, strong branding and marketing skills, as well as sustainability program development and reporting. She formerly served as marketing and sustainability manager for Calavo Growers.
Rachelle Schulken, Vice President of Events, Organic Produce Network
“I am incredibly excited to join the OPN team and leverage my produce industry experience, relationships, and entrepreneurial spirit to advance the mission of the Organic Grower Summit (OGS),” said Schulken. “I look forward to learning and growing alongside OPN leadership, building our portfolio of live-content events and programming, and representing the organic produce community.”
In her new role, Schulken will focus on the strategic growth of OGS, an annual event that brings together organic growers and producers with supply chain and service providers. She will be responsible for overseeing all exhibitor and sponsor outreach as well as developing the event’s educational program, collaborating with leadership from organic producers to provide first-class information, education, and networking opportunities for all OGS attendees.
“I look forward to learning and growing alongside OPN leadership, building our portfolio of live-content events and programming, and representing the organic produce community.” - Rachelle Schulken
“We are thrilled to have Rachelle join the OPN team and work to grow OGS,” said Seeley. “She brings energy and passion for organic produce that will continue to maximize OPN’s position as the go-to resource in the organic fresh produce industry for information, education, and live events.”