A produce industry professional with over 25 years experience, Chris Christian serves as vice president of marketing at the California Strawberry Commission where she leads consumer and trade marketing and nutrition research programs. In addition to leading the Commission’s marketing programs, Chris also sup-ports the management of finance and general operations.
Prior to her ten years at the Commission, Chris worked in management positions in the food and agriculture industries, including ten years at Fresh Express Inc., where she held key roles in business management. Throughout her career, Chris has gained credibility and established relationships with produce professionals in the retail and food service industries, world class researchers, and food safety professionals.
Chris holds an M.S. in Food Science and B.S. in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University. She serves on several produce trade association leadership councils and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (past Chair of Fruit & Vegetable Products Division), and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics