Board Member Profile

Land-Based Learning Board Member Ana Klein

Ana Klein - Treasurer


Sunsweet Growers Inc.

Klein has been part of California’s agriculture industry since birth. Her parents — farm laborers with little education — raised their five children in Arbuckle, north of Woodland. When Klein was a high school freshman, her mother took her to hoe tomato fields under the hot summer sun. Klein is glad she started her career with a major public accounting firm, but is happy that her career path has taken her back to her agricultural roots. “It’s not just about farmers in overalls driving tractors,” she said. “It’s more complex than that and very rewarding because it’s a huge part of the state’s economy.”

Experience

Sunsweet Growers Inc.
VP/CFO
Sunsweet Growers Inc.
August 1999 – Present

Chair, Organization for Executive MBA's
Board Member
October 2012 – May 2014 | Sacramento
Chair, the OEMBA Alumni Group

Board Member
California Land Based Learning
2013 – Present

Experienced Senior
Arthur Andersen
December 1995 – August 1999

Education
California State University Sacramento
M.B.A., 2009-2011
Master's Thesis: Sunsweet's Strategic Growth Plan: Non-patronage business

Activities and Societies
Beta Gamma Sigma
California State University, Sacramento
B.S., Accounting
1993 – 1995

Honors & Awards
2014 CFO of the Year - Large Business, Awarded by Sacramento Business Journal
Outstanding EMBA Student of the Year, 2010-2011