NYAA taps industry vet Julia Stewart to serve as spokesperson

Fishers, N.Y. – New York Apple Association (NYAA) has named apple and produce industry public relations veteran Julia Stewart as the association’s spokesperson. Stewart assumed spokesperson duties in March; she has been supporting NYAA’s public relations activities since May 2012.

Stewart’s responsibilities include planning and executing media outreach activities to promote New York apples, representing the association to consumer and trade media, and providing strategic communications counsel to NYAA senior management. She works closely with NYAA President Jim Allen, Marketing Director Molly Golden and Nutrition Spokesperson Linda Quinn, M.S., R.D., to ensure that association communications are integrated.

She is well known in the apple and produce industries, having previously directed public relations for both U.S. Apple Association (USApple) and Produce Marketing Association (PMA). Stewart has consulted for numerous other apple and produce industry organizations, including PMA, Produce for Better Health Foundation and Pear Bureau Northwest. She also has extensive issue and crisis communications experience.

“I have worked with Julia over the years at USApple and PMA, and when we decided to rebuild our team she was our first choice. We are delighted to have her on board!” said NYAA’s Allen.

“I can’t imagine a better fit for me in an industry that I consider home,” said Stewart. “I’m honored to be part of Jim’s team.”

Stewart is based outside of Washington, D.C.