Florida Citrus Packers honored George F. Hamner Jr. with its John T. Lesley Award for Excellence at Packinghouse Day on August 24, 2017. The John T. Lesley Award is the organization’s highest recognition, reserved for individuals making sustained and outstanding contributions to Florida’s fresh citrus industry. The list of recipients reads like a “who’s who” of the Florida citrus industry.
Hamner served as president of Florida Citrus Packers, Indian River Citrus League and Florida Citrus Mutual, and he presently chairs the Citrus Administrative Committee, overseeing a federal marketing order for fresh Florida citrus. He also serves on the boards of Florida Citrus Packers, the Indian River Citrus League and New Varieties Development & Management Corp. He is active in numerous local organizations and charities.
Hamner has long demonstrated strong and reliable leadership in the areas of trade, state and federal regulatory issues, environmental policy and product quality. He has always been willing to study the issue, seek a reasoned consensus and put in the necessary hard work and time. Florida Citrus Packers is proud to honor his many contributions.
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