Staff

The California Olive Oil Council currently has four full-time positions. These positions include: Executive Director, Director of Trade and Technical Affairs, Program Supervisor, and Office Manager.

Todd W. Sanders
Executive Director

Todd Sanders currently serves as the Executive Director of the California Olive Oil Council. Mr. Sanders has extensive experience in marketing and association management.

Mr. Sanders was born and raised in the High Sierra ski resort community of Mammoth Lakes, California. He excelled in sports and was eventually recruited by Whittier College for both football and basketball. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. degree in Psychology. He later pursued a Master’s degree in International Relations from California State University, Fresno.

Elizabeth Carranza
Director of Trade & Technical Affairs

Elizabeth Carranza currently serves as the Director of Trade and Technical Affairs for the California Olive Oil Council. Elizabeth has experience in marketing, research, exports, and policy.

Elizabeth grew up in the Central Valley in Porterville, CA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno. She also obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California.

Elise Oliver
Program Supervisor

Elise Oliver currently serves as the Program Supervisor for the California Olive Oil Council. Elise grew up in Fresno, CA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

Elise is excited to combine the knowledge she gained from earning her degree with her love of agriculture to serve the industry in her role.

Janette Ramos
Office Manager

Janette Ramos is the Office Manager for the California Olive Oil Council. As Office Manager, Janette carries out the day-to-day administrative tasks of the office such as managing the front office desk, maintaining office records, systematic filing, and sustaining reports.

Riley Barney
Intern

Riley Barney currently serves as the Intern with the California Olive Oil Council. Riley was raised in the Central Valley in Chowchilla, CA. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in both Agricultural Business and Communication at California State University, Fresno. Riley looks forward to serving the industry and learning more during her internship.