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Church Brothers hires director of sustainability

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SALINAS, Calif. – April 24, 2023 – Church Brothers Farms BB #:161800 today announced that it has hired Mishalin Modena as Director of Sustainability & Corporate Engagement. Modena has more than 16 years’ experience in the produce industry, acting in both business development and marketing roles.

She most recently served as Senior Business Development Manager at Bunzl USA / Destiny Packaging, where she worked closely with customers and her supply chain to source and develop innovative and sustainable packaging solutions.

In the newly-created role at Church Brothers Farms, Modena will be responsible for leading the company’s Seven Pillar Sustainability Program which encompasses:
• Crop Protection & Integrated Pest Management
• Material Management & Waste Reduction
• Ecosystems & Biodiversity
• Water Management & Conservation
• Soil Management & Conservation
• Energy & Emissions
• People & Culture Vitality

This role is critical to minimizing overall company carbon footprint and positively impacting both internal and external stakeholders through strategic initiatives.

Mishalin has a degree in Nutrition from Santa Monica College. She also studied Business Marketing at the University of Montana.

“Mishalin will be a great addition to our staff leading our Sustainability efforts. Her years of experience in our industry will allow us to develop more sustainable programs to help Church Brothers, the economy, society and the environment,” said Steve Church, Chairman at Church Brothers Farms.

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About Church Brothers Farms
Church Brothers Farms is a vertically integrated family owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables year round. Church Brothers has an in-house farming/harvest program and state of the art processing plants in the U.S. and Mexico. The Church family has a legacy of service and innovation in the Salinas Valley that spans multiple generations.

Media Contact:
Loree Dowse
Director of Marketing