May 18, 2022
Watermelon association seeks successor to long-time executive director

Bob Morrissey, executive director of the National Watermelon Association since 2005, is planning to retire in 2023. Morrissey officially retires Feb. 26 at the end of the NWA’s annual convention in Asheville, North Carolina.

National Watermelon Association Executive Director Bob Morrissey plans to retire in 2023. Photo: National Watermelon Association

An association search committee plans to have Morrissey’s successor hired “well before that date to lead to a smooth transition,” Mark Arney, executive director of the National Watermelon Promotion Board, said in an email.

According to the NWA’s job description, the executive director is “responsible for working with the board on the day-to-day functions for the well-being, direction, financial management, government/public relations and policy, state chapter liaison, board functions, and all programs that contribute to the success of the National Watermelon Association.”

To apply for the position, email [email protected].


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