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Sacramento, Calif., January 12, 2011 -- The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) applauds Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement today that he will appoint Karen Ross, former president of CAWG, as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
“Governor Brown made an outstanding choice in selecting Karen Ross. She knows and understands California agriculture and is experienced on state, federal and international issues,” said John Aguirre president of CAWG. “The Governor’s appointment of Ross is very reassuring to the California winegrape industry.”
Kim Ledbetter Bronson, partner in Vino Farms and Chair of CAWG, stated, “The appointment of Karen Ross tells me Governor Brown understands the importance of CDFA to the agricultural community.” Ledbetter-Bronson added, “I know Karen will bring steady, thoughtful leadership to the department.”
Karen Ross served as president of CAWG from 1996 to 2009, before accepting a position in 2010 in President Obama’s Administration as Chief of Staff to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
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