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Linda Boardman

Company: Applegate Farms
Location: NJ
Industry: Manufacturing,Retail

With nearly 20 years experience in Marketing, Communications, Private Label and Product Line Management, Linda Boardman was well prepared for her current position as President of Applegate Farms, a leader in the natural and organic meat industry. At Ocean Spray, Inc. Linda was part of the team that expanded the company’s product line beyond shelf-stable cranberry drinks, by launching Craisins, a sweetened dried cranberry snack. She then brought her product management expertise to Whole Foods Market, where she served as Marketing Director for the Eastern Region, and later as the company’s Private Label Brand Manager, where she developed and oversaw Whole Food Market’s 365 Organic Brand. Under Linda’s direction, Whole Foods Market was presented with the Store Brand Retailer of the Year award by Private Label magazine. Linda received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University and pursued her graduate studies at Boston University School of Management. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children.