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Jerry Wright Retires from United Potato Growers of America

Jerry Wright Retires from United Potato Growers of America

Jerry Wright, President/CEO of United Potato Growers of America (Courtesy: Spudman TV)

September 7, 2016
United Potato Growers of America President/CEO, Jerry Wright, announced his coming retirement at the August 23 Board of Directors meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jed Ellithorpe, current UPGA Board Chairman, indicated that Wright will continue in his role as CEO until the Board has found a suitable replacement.

Mr. Wright, while serving as President/CEO of the United Potato Growers of Idaho, organized and served as interim president of the United Potato Growers of America. Along with principal United founder, Albert Wada, Mr. Wright was a key organizer and recruiter for potato growers in Idaho, Colorado, Columbia Basin, Klamath Basin, and Wisconsin.

Mr. Wright, who took over management of UPGA in December, 2011, has been called by the LDS church to serve as technical advisor to a new program about to be instituted.
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United Potato Growers of America is a federated farmers cooperative that focuses on managing national potato supply so as to positively affect grower economic success.