Clewiston, Fla. – June 13, 2016 – U.S. Sugar is pleased to announce the addition of Wellington resident Jennifer Black as its new community relations manager. She will assist in general communications, work with our local officials and be responsible for local corporate community activities such as coordinating U.S. Sugar’s local contributions activities, local tours in conjunction with the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, corporate golf tournaments as well as participating in Sugar Festival events and other special projects in the community.
“We’re excited to welcome Mrs. Black to our community and to our Public Affairs team,” said Judy Sanchez, senior director, corporate communications and public affairs. “As an avid equestrienne, she’s been a part of the western Palm Beach County community and we look forward to bringing someone with her agri-business background and experiences even further west to enhance our community relations efforts.”
“This is an opportunity for our company as well as our community to let others know what a sweet place we have here,” Sanchez said. “Jennifer Black will be a great asset in enhancing our community relations efforts through expanding local tours and social media messaging.”
A Florida native born in Key West, Black grew up in Wellington, Florida. Prior to joining U.S. Sugar, Black was an integral part of the planning and management team for the Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit, an original event showcasing Palm Beach County agriculture that drew more than 1,100 participants. Black also has experience as a systems supervisor for a global logistics firm and social media manager for an American design company. She is a licensed real estate agent in Florida.
Black and her husband are part of the equestrian community in Wellington. Horseback riding is a lifelong passion. She also enjoys world traveling, canoeing and exploring the outdoors and educating others on animal welfare issues.
Black has a master’s in Agribusiness from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration from Lynn University. She graduated with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in Sweden. She has volunteered with The Open Door and Mentors for Teen Mothers.