The Organic Trade Association announced that that Katherine DiMatteo will be stepping down next spring. DiMatteo, the OTA’s Executive Director for 16 years has been a leader in the creation of numerous victories for those committed to organic food, most notably the often contentious and sometimes mind-numbing bureaucratic battle for the USDA National Organic Program in 2002. According to Supermarket News, the organization has hired the recruiting firm of Kittleman & Associates to hire DiMatteo’s replacement prior to her spring 2006 departure.
Katherine, we’re hoping you’d like to write a book. We’d love to hear the stories behind the battles. And if you need someone to write it, or just a ghostwriter call us.
Thanks for the hard work. We’re better off for it.