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Kevin Severns elected California Citrus Mutual chairman

Sanger, CA, citrus grower and General Manager of Orange Cove — Sanger Citrus Association Kevin Severns was unanimously elected to serve as the 2013-14 California Citrus Mutual board chairman.

Severns has served on the CCM Board since 2007, most recently as vice chairman. Additionally, Severns is a member of the Sunkist board of directors, vice chairman of the management committee for the industry-funded Citrus Pest & Disease kevin-severnsKevin SevernsPrevention Program, and former director for the Citrus Research Board.

“Kevin’s experience and dedication to this industry is unquestionable,” CCM President Joel Nelsen said in a press release. “He is undoubtedly an asset to the California Citrus Mutual Board and an exemplary leader for the California citrus industry.”

Severns has represented the citrus industry on a variety of issues, traveling to Sacramento, CA, and Washington, DC, on multiple occasions.

“I appreciate the faith and support from my fellow industry members and Directors,” said Severns. “Many challenges await our future and the future of CCM. I am honored to serve on behalf of this great industry and represent California’s citrus growers as we navigate through these challenges.”

California Citrus Mutual is a citrus producer’s trade association with 2,200 grower-members that comprise 75 percent of California’s 275,000-acre $2 billion citrus industry.