Blue Diamond Growers, an almond marketer and processor, named Aubrey Bettencourt as president and CEO of the Almond Alliance of California. The depth of Bettencourt's experience will accelerate the heightened advocacy to protect and promote almond farmers and the industry at large.

As agriculture faces increased regulatory and policy demands around climate protection and sustainable production, Bettencourt's knowledge as a farmer and deep experience in sustainability, natural resource management and federal and state administration will elevate the good work of California almond farmers and the industry.