Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation is delighted to announce that J. Jeffrey Green has accepted the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors beginning January 2020. Mr. Green, who is the youngest grandson of Fred and Florence Bixby, and first cousin to the RLA Foundation’s founding director, Preston B. Hotchkis, previously held the position of Vice-Chairman.
Mr. Green has been involved with agriculture and Rancho Los Alamitos his entire life. At age 9, he rode in his first roundup at the Cojo Ranch with his mother (Deborah Bixby) and grandfather (Fred H. Bixby). He decided then that agriculture was his calling. After graduating from Michigan State with a degree in Agriculture and an MBA in Marketing, he came back to California and started his career. This included time in the cattle business, managing a large row crop farming operation, a smaller privately owned tree crop farming operation, and finally, a citrus packing house. He has served on boards of lemon, orange, and vegetable packing houses, a county Farm Bureau, and a citrus exchange.
After “retiring,” Mr. Green received an MA in Choral conducting and directed choirs, a community chorus, and several musicals. He served on the board of the Ojai Art Center and the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.
When asked for a comment, he said, “I am absolutely delighted to be able to be part of the activities of Rancho Los Alamitos. This place has always been very special to me and I look forward to continuing the excellent work of my cousin Preston Hotchkis and his successor, Jerry Miller. I feel I am coming home.”
This article was released by Rancho Los Alamitos.