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Shannon Barthel, Pompano Beach, FL

Shannon started working in the produce business in 1988 (15 years with the mango industry), working primarily in sales, although she also ran her own company for 5 years. Within the produce industry she has held different positions such as; sales manager, procurement, operations, and business development. Shannon currently works as Marketing Director for Central American Produce where she is involved in customer and business developments along with various marketing projects, both at the buyer and consumer level.
Shannon loves being a part of the mango industry where “change is the only constant”. Shannon also expressed: “the most fascinating thing about this industry is how it is constantly growing and changing, due not only to technological and demographic changes in our culture, but also the changes in consumer desires and perceptions. We need to constantly be looking to the future and determine what will happen next”.
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