Lorri A. Koster is the former Chairman and CEO of Mann Packing Company; a grower, shipper, processor of fresh vegetables headquartered in California’s Salinas Valley. In 2018 Lorri shepherded the sale of Mann Packing to Del Monte Fresh Produce, North America. Today, Mann Packing is the fresh vegetable division of Del Monte which Lorri represents on the Western Grower’s board.
Lorri has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations with a minor in business marketing from California State University, Chico. Lorri was raised in the agricultural industry and is the third generation of her family to work in produce.
In 2000 Lorri was president of the board of directors of the International Fresh Cut Produce Association and is a past chairman of the Grower Shipper Association of Central California. She is a past director and officer of the United Fresh Produce Association where she was an advocate for creating more access to fruits and vegetables in schools and federally funded feeding programs.
Currently Lorri serves as a board alternate for the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. She is a board director for Rancho Cielo, a youth campus for troubled teens and a director of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership.
Lori was elected to the board in 2016.