Date: Feb 10, 2011

IRVINE, CA. (Feb. 10, 2011)

Western Growers has hired Mikel Pak as the communications manager in its headquarters office in Irvine. Pak brings more than five years of experience as a journalist and communications professional. She was a business newspaper reporter in North Carolina and also worked in the communications and media relations department at The Council of State Governments, a trade association reaching more than 20,000 state government leaders and others in all three branches of government.

“Mikel brings solid credentials, experience and skills to the Western Growers’ Communications Department,” said WG’s Director of Communications Wendy Fink-Weber. “She knows state government and politics and the news business. We are thrilled to have her on the staff.”

Pak will serve as a press contact for Western Growers and welcomes calls from journalists at (949) 885-2257 or on her cell at (949) 878-6642.

About Western Growers:

Western Growers ( is an agricultural trade association whose members from Arizona and California grow, pack and ship 90 percent of the fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in California and 75 percent of those commodities in Arizona. This totals about half of the nation’s fresh produce. Western Growers is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.

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