Kaelyn Peterson Joins Grimmway Farms as Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement
BAKERSFIELD, CA, October 5, 2022—Grimmway Farms today announced that Kaelyn Peterson has
been named Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement. She joins the company from the
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, where she headed public affairs and policy initiatives.
In her role, Peterson will be responsible for the creation and management of internal and external
communications, including supporting the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
reporting. As a member of Grimmway’s External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility team, she will
work across all departments and with senior leadership to advance the company’s community
engagement, communications and brand priorities.
“Kaelyn’s strong background in local, state and federal public affairs and knowledge of the Central
Valley’s business ecosystem make her a perfect fit for this role,” said Dana Brennan, Vice President of
External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility. “We are thrilled to have her community and
communications insights, as we continue to grow our business and our team.”
Prior to her role with the Chamber, Peterson served as a legislative aide to former State Senator Jean
Fuller. She holds a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield,
and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles.
“I look forward to advancing Grimmway Farms’ mission, vision and values through a communications
and policy lens,” Peterson said. “It’s an honor to work alongside colleagues I have known for many
years, and for an organization I have long-admired.”
About Grimmway Farms
Headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms traces its roots to a produce stand opened by the Grimm brothers in the early 1960s. Grimmway is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. Grimmway supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops and brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices and preserving natural resources for future generations. For more information, explore our website or call 1-800-301-3101.