Ed is a fourth generation grower, shipper, and marketer from Yakima, Washington. He is co-founder and board member of the Kershaw Companies that incorporate vertically integrated growing, packing, marketing and logistics. For the industry he is a board member and treasurer of the Center for Produce Safety Foundation. For his community Ed serves as advisory board chair of Union Gospel Mission’s Madison House Youth Center and as a board member of La Salle High School. Kershaw received his B.A. in Economics in 1961 from the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a tour of duty in the US Army.