National Mango Board Seeks Board Nominees


Beginning in April, the National Mango Board (NMB) will commence the nominations process for six board member positions with three-year terms beginning January 2013.

The positions open for nominations include two importers from District I, one domestic producer, one first handler and two foreign producers.

Candidates must meet certain requirements and be willing to serve the mango industry by fulfilling board member roles and responsibilities. The NMB is made up of mango domestic producers, mango importers, foreign producers and a first handler who dedicate themselves to the mission of the NMB.

Board members work closely with the NMB staff to execute marketing, research and industry relations programs to benefit the mango industry. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture ultimately makes the appointments to the board from the final slate of nominees.

For each importer position, two nominees will be forwarded to the Secretary. In order to narrow the field from many nominees to just two, the mango industry members in that district will vote to select the two nominees per position from which the Secretary will choose.

For the foreign producer positions, nominations are accepted through the Foreign Mango Organizations (FMOs). All nominations for these positions will be forwarded to the Secretary for a final decision on the appointments. Mango industry members who are interested in serving as a member of the NMB should visit for complete details and the necessary forms; available at the beginning of April. The deadline to receive nominations at the NMB office is May 8, 2012.

For more information:
Marilda Peele
Tel: +1 407-629-7318 106. 

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