After a diverse and rewarding 35 year career with the American Red Cross, the last 20 years as the CEO of the American Red Cross, Margi joined the Produce Marketing Association as the Executive Director of the Center for Growing Talent by PMA. PMA, a global trade association for the fresh produce and floral industry based in Newark, DE, created CGTbyPMA to attract, develop and retain talent for the global fresh produce and floral industry. Margi leads a team of talented staff who deliver programs and resources that help industry companies understand and solve their talent challenges. The team is also responsible for revenue sources that insure a stable financial future for the Center for Growing Talent by PMA.
Margi is an active member of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, DE, where she is a past president and is a Commissioner on the DE Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Services.
She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, has a Masters Degree from the University of Louisville and obtained an executive education certificate from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
When not in seat 8C on an airplane, Margi, along with her husband Ned Aksim, live in Delaware with one calm dog and one crazy puppy. She enjoys flower and vegetable gardening, beach collecting, cheering for the University of Kentucky basketball "Big Blue Nation", and spending time at their off the grid cabin in Canada.