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Castellini, Fidelity Execs to Be Appointed to Kenton County Airport Board

The Kenton County Fiscal Court will likely appoint Bill Schuler and Kevin Canafax to the Airport Board on Tuesday evening.

Bill Schuler is president and CEO of the Castellini Group of Companies which he joined in 1985 as its chief financial officer. He assumed his current roles in 1995 and 1998, respectively.

The Castellini Group of Companies is one of the largest wholesale distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States. The combined companies employ over 1,700 associates and distribute to 20 states from facilities based primarily in Northern Kentucky and Greater Atlanta.
 
Schuler served on the Board of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and was chairman of the board and its executive committee in 2009-2010. He also served on the board of PMA’s foundation, including as chairman for two terms. Further, he co-chaired PMA’s Transportation Taskforce, was PMA’s Fresh Summit Program Chairman in 2002 and served a three-year term on PMA’s Retail Division Board. The Produce Marketing Association is a large global trade association representing companies from every segment of the supply chain of the fresh produce industry.
 
Schuler is a member of the Advisory Boards for the Northern Kentucky University College of Business and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He was born and raised in Northern Kentucky and he currently lives in Edgewood with his wife. He has four grown children and three grandchildren, all living in Northern Kentucky.
 
Canafax heads the public affairs team at Fidelity Investments which he hoined in 1994. From 2000 to 2004 he served as national regional vice president of public affairs. He is a graduate of Southern Ohio College (1985) and holds a master's degree in business administration from Xavier. He is a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky and Leadership Cincinnati.
 
He is chair-elect of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
 
The Kenton County Fiscal Court meets in Covington at 7 p.m.
 
-Staff report