Cory Lunde
Western Growers, Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

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

May 16, 2019

“With the Western Growers Board of Directors coming back to Washington, D.C., for more than a decade now, I am impressed by the depth of relationships that have been developed over the years with longtime representatives, and the level of intimacy that is present in many of our conversations,” re

Dec 04, 2018

With the election results finalized, several legislators who gave extraordinary effort in service to our industry are leaving public service. Western Growers wishes to extend special gratitude to Reps. Jeff Denham and David Valadao, and to former state Senator Andy Vidak.

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