Stephanie Metzinger
Western Growers, Manager, Communications

Stephanie Metzinger is the communications manager for Western Growers where she is responsible for advancing the Association’s strategic initiatives through social media, media relations and content creation. As a communications professional with nearly eight years’ experience, Stephanie has built her career in a variety of roles and industries.

Previously, she led the digital communications and social media efforts for the California State University, the nation’s largest university system. Stephanie played a key role in formulating and executing the CSU’s publicity and outreach strategies through the use of traditional and web tools. She was responsible for enhancing and protecting the CSU brand by developing the University’s social media footprint through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Prior to her tenure at the CSU, Stephanie worked at numerous public relations agencies where she helped manage the public relations strategies for clients such as King’s Hawaiian, Panda Express, Super Mex, Wienerschnitzel, Harley-Davidson and the City of Garden Grove.

Stephanie received a master’s degree in public administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism—public relations, from CSU Long Beach. In addition to her current duties with Western Growers, Stephanie is president of the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, immediate past-president of the Aquarium of the Pacific Wavemakers Toastmasters Club, a member of the Public Relations Society of America and a long-time volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Outside of professional interests, she travels widely and races her wiener dog, Schotzy, on a regular basis. 

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Articles by Stephanie Metzinger

Mar 29, 2016

Western Growers will host its 91st Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Kauai from November 6-9, 2016. This year’s lineup of events perfectly blends together education, entertainment and networking, giving guests a valuable and memorable experience—all the while enjoying Hawaii!

Mar 22, 2016

This is an important reminder that the deadline to mail the IRS form 1095 to covered employees is fast approaching. WGAT will mail a copy of the 1095-B to employees on behalf of employers with less than 50 full-time employees by the IRS deadline of March 31, 2016.

Mar 22, 2016

Start-up companies from around the world will be competing in an agtech pitch competition today and tomorrow to earn a coveted spot in the THRIVE Accelerator Program.

Mar 17, 2016

With more than half of Americans celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the traditional Irish dish “corned beef and cabbage” has been put in the spotlight. And that’s great news for leafy greens! There is a 70 percent increase in cabbage shipments during the week of St. Patrick’s Day.