Gabriele Ludwig, senior environmental manager of global technical and regulatory affairs for the Almond Board of California (ABC), is the new board chair for Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES).

She has been a CURES board member since 2006.

“Gabriele’s commitment to building relationships with a wide range of coalitions in agriculture, industry, academia and government makes her capable leader for our organization,” says CURES Executive Director Parry Klassen.

Prior to joining the ABC, Ludwig was a consultant with the firm, Schramm, Williams & Associates, in Washington D.C., where she worked on federal regulatory issues facing California agriculture. She received her doctorate from the University of California-Davis in plant physiology.

CURES was founded in 1997 to support educational efforts for agricultural and urban communities focusing on the proper and judicious use of pest control products. CURES’ implement educational programs, coordinate research and provide information and professional expertise to users and applicators of crop protection chemicals and pest control products to enhance and protect the environment, as well as public and worker health and safety.