Organic group names new CEO
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has a new CEO and Executive Director, Laura Batcha, who was most recently the group’s executive vice president and who also held the title of interim co-executive director. Batcha spent 20 years as a certified organic producer and handler, and more than 10 years in the private sector of the organic industry. She joined OTA six years ago as marketing and public relations director, became chief of policy and external relations before being named executive vice president. She currently chairs OTA’s Political Action Committee.