The California Avocado Commission has named a new vice president.

Monica Arnett, a 7-year veteran of the commission, was promoted to vice president of finance and administration. Arnett now oversees the management of finance, administration, human resources and information technology.

“In her previous roles with CAC Monica has demonstrated continual growth and mastery of the unique skills needed to spearhead the finances and administration of the organization,” says Tom Bellamore, the commission’s president. “Market conditions in the avocado industry can have big impacts on the commission’s funding and the California avocado growers’ needs for marketing and other support. Monica is right on top of CAC’s finances and forecasts, which helps us be nimble and responsive while acting responsibly with grower funds.”

Arnett joined the Commission as finance and accounting manager in 2012, then became of director of finance and administration in 2016. She began her career in public accounting, working as an audit associate for KPMG, then worked in the health care industry, commercial and residential real estate assets and property management with firms such as the Koll Company and LBA Realty.