Lawrence A. Kern

Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Dole Food Co., Inc.

Lawrence A. Kern

Lawrence A. Kern

Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Dole Food Co., Inc.

Biography

Lawrence A. Kern is on the board of San Francisco Opera Association and Los Angeles Opera Co. In his past career he held the position of President & Chief Operating Officer for Dole Food Co., Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer for Ready Pac Foods, Inc. and President of Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Mr. Kern received an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Indiana University.

Overview
Career Highlights

Dole Food Co., Inc.
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

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502

Number of Boards

2

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Chief Executive Officer at San Francisco Opera Association

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Partner at Francisco Partners Management LP

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Chief Financial Officer & Director at San Francisco Opera Association

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Former Director of Development at San Francisco Opera Association

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Los Angeles Opera

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Chief Executive Officer, Mainland China at Swire Properties Ltd.

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Director at Los Angeles Opera

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Member, Board of Directors at San Francisco Opera Association

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Member, Board of Overseers at The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Dole Food Co., Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

MBA

Founded in 1920 as the Indiana University School of Commerce and Finance, the Kelley School has grown into one of the most respected business schools in the world. The Kelley School offers undergraduate, MBA, master’s, graduate certificates, and doctoral degrees at IU’s Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2004 - 2006

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. markets healthy food products. Its products include salad blends, snacks, single-serve salads and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. The company was founded by Dennis S. Gertmenian in 1969 and is headquartered in Irwindale, CA.

President & Chief Operating Officer
2001 - 2004

Dole Food Company's worldwide team of growers, packers, processors, shippers and employees is committed to consistently providing safe, high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, and food products, while protecting the environment in which its products are grown and processed. Dole's dedication to quality is a commitment solidly backed by: comprehensive programs for food safety, scientific crop protection programs, stringent quality control measures, state-of-the-art production and transportation technologies, continuous improvement through research and innovation, and dedication to the safety of our employees, communities and the environment. Dole is committed to nutrition education to communicate to the public the health benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Dole is a founding member of the National 5 A Day for Better Health Program and is a leader in developing technology-based nutrition education programs for children.

President
1993 - 2001

Part of DFC Holdings LLC, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is an American company located in Monterey, CA, involved in fruit and vegetable markets.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

San Francisco Opera Association owns and operates opera theater. It offers an array of training programs and performance opportunities for young artists under the support of the San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program. The company was founded by Gaetano Merola in 1923 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Director
Current

Los Angeles Opera Co. promotes and supports culture, education and sciences. Its educational programs include discounts on matinees, lessons for families, senior citizens, students, and teachers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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$50K - $75K
2014

Los Angeles Opera Co. promotes and supports culture, education and sciences. Its educational programs include discounts on matinees, lessons for families, senior citizens, students, and teachers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

$50K +
2013

Los Angeles Opera Co. promotes and supports culture, education and sciences. Its educational programs include discounts on matinees, lessons for families, senior citizens, students, and teachers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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