The International Agri-Center announced that it has named Liza Teixeira as director of communications. In her role, Teixeira will manage communications for the International Agri-Center, World Ag Expo, California Antique Farm Equipment Show and the Heritage Complex.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with Liza's talents to assume the responsibilities of directing the communications of the International Agri-Center. Her knowledge of the issues facing agriculture and understanding of the mission of the International Agri-Center make her a great addition to our team," said Jerry Sinift, CEO/General Manager of the International Agri-Center.

Teixeira graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural science with minors in both agricultural communications and agricultural business. Born and raised in California's Central Valley, she will use her background to relate with the changing needs of the agriculture industry.

Prior to the International Agri-Center, Teixeira worked as the Public Relations Specialist for the California Strawberry Commission. In her role, she provided support for media relations, industry communications and public outreach. Most recently, she was responsible for membership, communications and education programs as Program Coordinator for the Tulare County Farm Bureau.