Corey Rosenbusch, CAE, was named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) at the conclusion of the 123rd IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo, which took place from April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, California. He had been serving as GCCA President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
In November 2012, Rosenbusch and his predecessor Bill Hudson, who served as GCCA President and CEO for 32 years, embarked upon a 16-month leadership transition, in which relationships and responsibilities were transferred. Hudson will now assume the position of President Emeritus.
“Corey has more than demonstrated his capacity and vision,” said Tom Poe, Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the largest of the four Core Partners of GCCA. “His diverse international background, knowledge of our industry, and leadership skills will take us forward into what I know will be a strong future.”
Rosenbusch has been with GCCA for eight years, overseeing government affairs, international programs, and membership services. Previoulsy, he served as the director of a Texas A&M University cold chain development project in Indonesia. He also worked with food industry executives in his role as president of the National FFA Organization. Rosenbusch holds a Masters of Education degree in international development from Harvard University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.
“I am honored to be able to continue to lead one of the best associations for one of the most important industries in the world,” Rosenbusch said. “It’s rare to find an opportunity that intersects all elements of one’s background – in my case, the agriculture/food industry, international work, and association leadership, and this position offers all of this. I have also been privileged to have Bill as a mentor, and I’m grateful for his investment in preparing me for this position.”
In his new role as President Emeritus, Bill Hudson will work in an advisory role to ensure that GCCA continues to grow and serve as the global leader for all sectors of the cold chain.