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AgSafe Salutes Departing President and Launches Candidate Search

AgSafe (agsafe.org), a leading provider of health and safety education to the agricultural community, has announced that President & CEO Amy Wolfe will be leaving the organization and that a search for her replacement is underway. Wolfe, who has led the organization for more than a decade, will vacate her position in June 2020.

“Amy has been a remarkable leader, and both our organization and the employers and workers that we serve owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude for her dedicated service and guidance,” said Don Winn, Board Chairman of AgSafe. “We’ve launched an exhaustive search to find the candidate best qualified to take the reins at AgSafe and continue our mission of providing practical health and safety education to the agricultural community.”

AgSafe is leveraging many platforms in its search for a new president and CEO, whose responsibilities will include providing strategic direction for the organization, managing the AgSafe leadership team, ensuring regulatory compliance and representing the organization as its lead public spokesperson.

“My work at AgSafe has been extremely fulfilling and rewarding,” said Wolfe. “It’s not easy to leave but doing so is the right thing for me and my family at this stage of life. And, I’ll move on knowing that this incredible organization is in good hands with an outstanding leadership team who will find an exceptional agriculture industry professional to take on the president/CEO role.”

AgSafe is seeking candidates with backgrounds that include:

  • Minimum six to eight years of non-profit management and fund development experience, preferably within a comparable business environment
  • Expertise in occupational safety and health, human resources, agricultural business management and/or workforce development
  • Expertise in cultivating and stewarding partnerships and other collaborative business agreements
  • Strong communication skills including written, verbal and listening
  • Proven track record in fund and resource development, including traditional and emerging strategies
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with major course work in business administration/management, public policy and/or a related field
  • Professional certifications, licenses and/or accreditations specific to fund development, agriculture, human resources and/or occupational safety and health desirable

They must also exhibit leadership competencies that include confidence, organizational awareness, trustworthiness, initiative, optimism, empathy and achievement orientation. Interested parties can apply by sending a cover letter, resume and contact information for five individuals who can speak to their accomplishments and potential for success to:

                Don Winn, Chairman
                AgSafe
                PO Box 1011
                Modesto, CA 95353
                (209) 526-4400 business
                (209) 526-4404 fax

About AgSafe:

AgSafe is a membership-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide practical health and safety education to the agricultural community. Founded in 1991 and based in Modesto, CA, our organization has trained over 75,000 employers, supervisors and farm workers in the most critical issues impacting worker safety, human resources, pesticide safety and food safety. Visit agsafe.org for more information.

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