Karen Caplan


Karen Caplan is president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Frieda’s Inc. The daughter of entrepreneur Frieda Caplan, she has developed the corporation to an annual sales level approaching $23 million, pioneering in quality control and merchandising of exotic fruit and vegetable products.

A leader in the produce industry, Karen was the first female president of the Fresh Produce Council. She has served on the boards of the UC Davis Institute of Governmental Affairs, the UCD Cal Aggie Alumni Association and was recently appointed to a 3 year term as director of the Federal Reserve Bank Board in San Francisco.

She earned her BS degree in agricultural economics and business management at UC Davis.

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