Leadership

Fair Trade Certified is guided by a team of leaders who are united under our mission to alleviate global poverty and promote sustainable development. Combined with the collective wisdom and constructive feedback of our Board of Directors and Advisory Council, these individuals enable Fair Trade Certified to deliver more impact to more communities around the world.

Board of Directors

  • Janet Nezhad Band

    Development Strategy Consultant/Attorney

  • Ron D. Cordes

    Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder, Cordes Foundation

  • Ricardo Crisantes

    VP of Sales & Marketing and Co-owner of Wholesum Harvest

  • Erik Nicholson

    National Vice President, United Farm Workers of America (UFW)

  • Paul Rice

    President & CEO, Fair Trade USA

  • Larry Ruff

    Vice Chairman of the Board
    Board Director, Strategic Advisor and Consultant

  • Liesel Pritzker Simmons

    Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative

  • Robert P. Stiller

    Founder, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

  • Robert P. Stiller

    Founder, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

  • James White

    Executive Chairman, Bradshaw International