Cathy Burns

Cathy Burns

Cathy Burns is chief executive officer of Produce Marketing Association (PMA).She joined PMA in 2013 following 25 years of experience in the grocery industry, where she most recently served as president of Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s, and was a member of the Delhaize America Executive Committee. She is responsible for a number of strategic PMA initiatives, including increasing consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables; development of PMA’s Board of Directors and staff; and applying expertise and exceptional insights as a retail leader to opportunities to help PMA members more effectively engage and communicate with consumers. PMA is the leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. Cathy was named a 2007 Top Woman in Grocery by Progressive Grocer, was awarded The Packer’s 2008 Produce Marketer of the Year award, named one of Supermarket News’ Power 50 in 2009, was named one of Mass Market Retailer’s Most Influential Women in Mass Market Retailing in 2010, and was recognized as one of the top 25 leaders in the produce and floral industries by The Packer in 2018. Burns holds bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing from the University of Maine and completed coursework in strategic retail management at the College of William and Mary. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, which includes her husband, Ty and their two daughters, Alexis and Zi. Their interests include cycling, surfing and photography. (Newark, DE) @pma