PD/GWSS Board Elects New Officers
Pictured are past PD/GWSS Board Chair Nat DiBuduo (left) and newly elected Board Chair Pam Bond.
New officers were elected at the January 23, 2017 joint meeting of the PD/GWSS Board and the PD Advisory Task Force in Sacramento.
Pam Bond, Director of Vineyard and Estate Operations for Swanson Vineyards in Oakville, was elected as the new Chair of the PD/GWSS Board, taking the reins from Nat DiBuduo, President of Allied Grape Growers. Bond has served on the Board for the past five years.
Ryan Metzler, Regional VP of Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc. in Fresno was elected Vice Chair and Keith Horn, VP of Vineyard Operations and Grower Relations for Constellation Brands, Inc. based in St. Helena, was elected as Treasurer.
New Logo for PD/GWSS Board
The PD/GWSS Board has a new logo that helps to better illustrate the changing role of the Board.
While Pierce’ss disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter are still its primary target, other pests and diseases that threaten California’s winegrapes are also being addressed by the Board. The new logo also reflects the partnership nature of the Board, which has and will continue to help make its efforts so successful.
The new logo will slowly be integrated into the website and used in future printed materials like the newsletter, brochures, and displays.