Oscar Verges has been promoted to co-CEO of Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. and Amelie Brazelton Aust has been named executive vice chair of the board of directors, according to a release from the blueberry breeding company. Cort Brazelton will share the CEO role with Oscar, and Amelie will continue to work with them on the company strategy while streamlining the communication between the family shareholders, external board members and Fall Creek employees.
Cort and Amelie assumed co-CEO positions in 2018 after their father and company co-founder Dave Brazelton retired. Oscar became president and COO, and has been with the company since 2016. Dave currently serves as the executive chair of the Fall Creek board.
Amelie will continue to work closely with Cort and Oscar as they work together to grow and develop the blueberry industry. She was recently appointed to the board for the Produce Marketing Association.
“This is a natural evolution,” Dave Brazelton said. “I see our leadership team continuously improving how we do things, and this is a shift for highest impact. In their years working together, I’ve seen Cort and Oscar have an extremely varied and complementary skill set. That unique synergy is well-suited to this shared role and essential in serving our customers. Together, they can lead and grow the company as we continue our mission of Building a World with Better Blueberries™.”
For more information about Fall Creek, visit www.fallcreeknursery.com.