The Cherry Industry Administrative Board announced in a news release that Meghan Swain has been selected as the organization’s executive director, beginning Aug. 24. 

According to the release, Swain brings to CIAB a background in nonprofit management, government relations and board organization experience. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the Michigan Association of Local Public Health. 

“I am excited to begin a new chapter in my professional career as the new Executive Director of the Cherry Industry Administrative Board, where I can use my experience and passion to promote the tart cherry industry,” Swain said in the release. “I am pleased to have the confidence of the board to lead CIAB in fresh and innovative ways.” 

The CIAB works with tart cherry growers and processors in seven states — Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin — to stabilize the annual cherry supply, educate consumers and promote the benefits of tart cherries. 

—by Jonelle Mejica