Organic Trade Association Seeks New CEO

Oct. 18, 2021
Current CEO Laura Batcha plans to step down in spring of next year.

The Organic Trade Assn. (OTA) began a search for a new CEO and executive director as current CEO Laura Batcha plans to step down in spring of next year.

OTA is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America It hired global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry to lead the search, along with members of OTA's board of directors, led by Board Member Paul Schiefer of Amy’s Kitchen.

“OTA has grown tremendously over this past decade thanks to Laura’s leadership,” says Schiefer. “What we’re looking for is someone who can match that level of passion for organic, a visionary leader who can build on Laura’s legacy of success. OTA is steering the organic sector into the future; our next CEO will have the unique honor of guiding that journey.”

Batcha first joined OTA in 2008 as Director of Marketing and Public Relations, and was named CEO and Executive Director in January of 2014.

Interested people can learn more about the opportunity and apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. The deadline is Nov. 29.

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