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January 3, 2018

Western Growers Hires Devorah Allen to Boost Human Resources Training Programs

Veteran Brings More Than 15 Years of Experience in HR-related training

IRVINE, Calif. (January 3, 2018) – Western Growers is pleased to announce the recent hire of Devorah Allen, who will join the human resources team as Human Resources and Learning Development Consultant. In this role, Allen will be responsible for conducting training for Western Growers members and the agricultural community. Allen will be developing and implementing new training programs for Western Growers University, the association’s employee training program, to educate agriculture business owners and their workforce on topics such as HR and employment law; and leadership and supervisory skills.

“Devorah will play a critical role in helping our members achieve a competitive advantage by arming their employees with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive and advance in the workplace,” said Karen Timmins, senior vice president of human resources at Western Growers. “She truly shares Western Growers’ vision, passion and commitment to move the agriculture industry forward.”

Allen comes to Western Growers with more than 15 years of experience in training and leadership development, having trained in-house employees and outside vendors on a wide range of topics including leadership, emotional intelligence, communication, time management, business writing, information security and financial elder abuse. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese, German and Hebrew. Allen is also a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. She most recently served as Director of Learning & Development for SkyOne Federal Credit Union.

“I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is dedicated to serving members that provide such an important service – putting fresh, delicious vegetables, fruit and tree nuts on the table,” said Allen. “My goal is to provide timely, bilingual compliance and soft-skills training that will enhance the competitiveness and profitability of our members. “

Allen holds a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from University of Phoenix.   

High-resolution image of Devorah Allen is available here.

About Western Growers:
Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide over half the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including nearly half of America’s fresh organic produce. Some members also farm throughout the U.S. and in other countries so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations, we have provided variety and healthy choices to consumers. Connect with and learn more about Western Growers on our Twitter and Facebook.