Cory Lunde
Western Growers, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications

Cory Lunde serves as Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications, for Western Growers. In this position, he is responsible for ensuring the effective communication of Western Growers’ policy priorities and association activities to members, industry partners, news media and consumers. Cory’s portfolio also includes the management of key strategic initiatives, such as industry public affairs campaigns, the Future Volunteer Leaders program and the Careers in Agriculture program.

Cory has a background in education and politics. Prior to joining Western Growers, he spent four years as a high school history teacher and baseball coach and worked as a research analyst on former State Senator Chuck Poochigian’s California Attorney General campaign. Cory earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Contact information

Contact Email:
clunde@wga.com
949-885-2264

Articles by Cory Lunde

Mar 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a large surge in unemployment and a rise in food insecurity
in numerous communities across the country. Even in normal times, food banks play a critical
role in feeding millions of Americans. Now, the demand – and urgency – is even greater.

Mar 26, 2020

On Wednesday, WG President & CEO Dave Puglia sent a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting that USDA take action to guarantee the payment of all legitimate PACA trust claims, to the extent these claims are not satisfied by the available PACA trust assets.

Mar 24, 2020

In light of recent policy announcements and requests for a more general letter that can be adopted in different states, WG has updated its template employment verification letter that can be provided to your workforce verifying their employment in your company and clarifying the federal Critical

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