GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc. (GGNA) was established in 2010 to serve North American stakeholders, focusing on the unique needs of this market. GGNA recently welcomed some talented new staff and celebrated the move of its office to the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon, USA.  We'd like to take this opportunity to reintroduce ourselves to the GLOBALG.A.P. community.

Meet our team!

Roberta Anderson
, Executive Vice President / Marketing & Business Development
Roberta heads the areas of business development and marketing, and is responsible for operations, managing staff, overseeing the annual budget and planning processes to achieve our goal of being the preferred solution provider for farm assurance in North America. She joined GLOBALG.A.P. in 2015, and has built her career working with certification programs, marketing and business development in agriculture and food systems.  She holds a B.Sc. in International Agriculture and Natural Resources (University of Wisconsin at Madison), and a M.B.A. in Business, Food Industry Management and Sustainability (Portland State University).  She is located in Portland, Oregon and may be reached at anderson@globalgap.org.

Raina Spence, Director of Producer Solutions
Raina serves GLOBALG.A.P.'s international operations with high-level project management for special projects. Additionally, she provides direct support and outreach services to producers in North America. Raina Spence joined GLOBALG.A.P. North America in October 2016. She has a wealth of experience in commercial food production, applied agriculture research, and international diplomacy. Raina holds a B.A. in Biology (Central Washington University) 1999 and a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology (Washington State University). She is located in Washington State and may be reached at spence@globalgap.org.

Rebecca Anderson, Technical Key Account Manager
Rebecca is GLOBALG.A.P.'s technical expert for the North American marketplace, overseeing training, managing our National Technical Working Group, and supporting our Certification Bodies and Farm Assurers. She serves as GGNA's technical liaison with the integrity and standards development teams in Cologne. Rebecca joined GGNA in October 2016, and is a former certification body scheme manager with experience in training, auditing, orchard and dairy management, greenhouse production, and food service. She has a B.Sc. in Agriculture Science (California Polytechnic State University). Rebecca is located in California and may be reached at rebecca.anderson@globalgap.org.

Rosemary Quinn, Manager of Operations and Communications
Rosemary manages the day-to-day operations of the North America team, along with communications and event planning. She joined our team in March of this year, and for the previous six years worked for non-profits focused on supporting farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture. Rosemary previously worked as Office Manager for the GLOBALG.A.P. accredited certification body, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). She holds a B.A. in Psychology (San Francisco State University). Rosemary is located in Oregon and may be reached at quinn@globalgap.org.

Please visit us at our booth at the upcoming events:

Photos: Courtesy GGNA

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1: Roberta Anderson
2: Rebecca Anderson
3: Rosemay Quinn
4: Raina Spence