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Joe Don Zetzsche

I've found the work amazingly gratifying, and while I know we could be doing even more, I feel the Floral Council is on track to deliver amazing value to the industry in the coming years.

Joe Don ZetzscheDirector of Floral and H-E-B BLOOMS Floral ShopH-E-B

Volunteering with PMA is a members-only benefit. If you are already a member, please log in.

If you would like to help PMA grow a healthier world,

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PMA Committees

  • Membership Committee
    Helps build a stronger PMA community by engaging current members, attracting new members to the community, providing critical insights, and advocating on PMA’s behalf. In return, Membership Committee volunteers are handsomely rewarded and recognized for their support.
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  • Floral Council
    Provides input and guidance to help deliver year-round value to floral members while strengthening existing relationships and recruiting new members.
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  • Fresh Summit Committee
    Provides strategic, tactical and promotional guidance/support to ensure that Fresh Summit continues to meet the evolving needs of the fresh produce and floral community.
    Volunteer requirement: Must have attended and/or exhibited at Fresh Summit at least once or be currently registered to exhibit for the first time.
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  • Foodservice Conference Committee
    Provides strategic, tactical and promotional guidance/support to the Foodservice Conference and its objectives to increase produce sales within the foodservice sector.
    Volunteer requirement: Must have attended Foodservice at least once.
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  • Demand Creation – Marketing Volunteer Opportunities
    We continue to build out the Demand Creation – Marketing Volunteer Pool. From reviewing/updating member resources to making videos to serving on task forces and committees, we will have opportunities for members interested in marketing at any level to help grow demand. Please fill out a form and jump in the pool! In the meantime, check out our resources, and join our Fresh Ideas discussion group on Linked In.
  • Science & Technology Committee
    Works with PMA staff on one of three subgroups to develop strategies addressing critical issues in science and technology that may affect the global produce industry.
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  • Product Identification Committee
    Facilitates the development and use of global product identification standards for use within the produce industry. This includes PLU codes, generic and company specific UPCs, and DataBar.
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  • Budget & Finance Committee
    Ensures PMA and Center for Growing Talent are in good fiscal health, and the Board of Directors' policies and strategic priorities are reflected in the annual budgets.
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  • Brazil Country Council
    Works to advance PMA and Center for Growing Talent in Brazil. Actively promotes programs including Fresh Connections: Brazil. Helps to identify local member value needs, strengthen existing member relationships and recruit new members.
    Volunteer requirement: Should reside and work in Brazil.
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  • Chile Country Council
    Works to advance PMA and Center for Growing Talent in Chile. Actively promotes programs in Chile, helps to identify local member value needs, strengthen existing member relationships and recruit new members.
    Volunteer requirement: Should reside and work in Chile.
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  • Mexico Country Council
    Works to advance PMA and Center for Growing Talent in Mexico. Actively promotes programs including Fresh Connections: Mexico. Helps to identify local member value needs, strengthen existing member relationships and recruit new members.
    Volunteer requirement: Should reside and work in Mexico.
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  • South Africa Country Council
    Works to advance PMA and Center for Growing Talent in South Africa and the southern Africa region. Actively promotes programs including Fresh Connections: Southern Africa. Helps to identify local member value needs, strengthen existing member relationships and recruit new members.
    Volunteer requirement: Should reside and work in South Africa.
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The Center for Growing Talent Committees

  • Fundraising Committee
    Our Fundraising Committee is vital in our efforts to raise charitable dollars that fund innovative and exciting talent solutions now and into the future.
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  • WFP Steering Committee
    The Women’s Fresh Perspectives (WFP) Advisory Committee provides input and guidance to the Women’s Fresh Perspectives portfolio of programs, including: WFP Leadership Breakfast at PMA Fresh Summit, WFP Reception at PMA Foodservice Conference, and WFP Conference.
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  • Advisory Groups and Task Forces
    Our advisory groups and task forces provide critical oversight and share best practices for our leadership development programs and fundraising events.
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  • Career Ambassadors
    Serving as mentors to university students at industry events, our Career Pathways participants benefit from their experiences and passion for the industry.
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Note: Costs associated with volunteering are the sole responsibility of the volunteer member.

At this time, most committee positions have been filled. We will keep your application and resume on file, in the event of a volunteer position opening up in the coming months.

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Current Volunteers


Volunteering for PMA is educational, I have learned so much from not just our industry but more. It is time well worth spending with all the members in PMA. Awesome team!!!

Yun YiCustomer Solutions Merchant for FloralSave Mart Supermarkets

Questions, Contact

Julie Koch

Julie Koch

Director, Member & Volunteer Engagement

+1 (302) 607-2127

Email Julie