National Director of Business Development
Michele has been involved in the produce industry since 1984, when she moved from her hometown of El Centro, California to work for a Salinas carrot grower-shipper. She worked for various prominent grower-shippers as a coordinator before moving into sales. She now is Ippolito’s National Director of Business Development. The adrenaline rush of landing new business and the people she works with and meets make her passionate about her job.
Michele works out of our Bakersfield office when she’s not traveling to one of the many customer and trade shows she attends for Ippolito. Known by her friends and co-workers to love practical jokes, Michele also enjoys hiking, (including summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa!) cooking, wine and traveling.