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Brian Alegria, chief executive officer of CPC International Apple Company in Tieton, Washington, has been elected chair of the Washington Apple Education Foundation to succeed Berti Stewart.

Other officers elected during the foundation’s annual meeting on May 1 were: Vice chair—Miles Kohl, chief executive officer of Allan Brothers, Naches; secretary—Jeff Fagg, vice president and account manager for Northwest Farm Credit Services, Moses Lake; and treasurer—Stan Scheumann, controller at Auvil Fruit Company, Orondo.

New board members, elected for three-year terms, are Kailan Dunn, Jr., from Banner Bank, Yakima, and David Millheisler, chief financial officer of Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee.

The foundation honored retiring board members Roger Strand of Cowiche, Tim Mowry of Wenatchee, and Bruce Frazier of Wapato. Strand had served on the board since its incorporation in 1994 and was the first chair from 1994-96.

For information about the foundation, check the foundation's Web site.