Donald J. Darnall

Dr. Donald J. Darnall is the Executive Director of the MFCA (Maryland Food Center Authority) and has held this position since 1985.

 Dr. Darnall has been a member of the World Union of Wholesale Markets, an International Food Association, since 1989 and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 1992. Dr. Darnall was elected Vice-Chairman in 2004 and held the position of Chairman from 2006 to 2008. He is standing for election in May of 2015, once again for the position of Vice Chair. He is a long standing member of the National Association of Produce Market Managers; United Fresh Produce Association; and Produce for Better Health Foundation.

 One of Dr. Darnall’s goals is to develop a more global focus on the importance of food markets while maintaining specific involvement in such areas as Western and European community issues, North America, South America, Pacific Rim, Africa, and Australia.

 As Executive Director, Dr. Darnall oversees the development of the over 400 acre Maryland Wholesale Food Center, including the successful operation of the 101-Unit Maryland Wholesale Produce Market, and the 36-Unit Maryland Wholesale Seafood Market, and the Rock Hall Clam House, a seafood processing facility.

 Dr. Darnall holds a bachelors and masters degree in engineering, an MBA, a law degree and a doctorate in management.

Contact info:

Executive Director

Maryland Food Center Authority

7801 Oceano Avenue

Jessup, MD 20794

(410) 379-5760

(410) 379-5773 fax

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