New executive director for Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association

LeAnna Himrod is a graduate of the University of Florida.

ARCADIA, Fla. – Hardee County native LeAnna Himrod has been chosen as PRVCGA’s new Executive Director. She will begin in the position May 19.

LeAnna graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. She is continuing her education
through the distance learning program and will graduate in December 2014 with a Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication. LeAnna has honed her education with experience at Morrell, Watson & Southwell, P.A. in Wauchula, at the Alachua County Clerk of Courts, with Representative Ben Albritton in his District and Tallahassee offices and at her family’s citrus nursery.

LeAnna earned the position with an energy filled interview in front of PRVCGA’s Search Committee, where she outlined her ideas for increasing membership and organizing association fund raising activities. She is also excited to get started on the many industry issues.

We will be organizing opportunities in each community for our members to meet LeAnna. Look for announcements in the weekly update, “Behind the Orange Door.”