San Antonio native will help spearhead efforts to expand the nonprofit’s Spanish language communication 

SAN ANTONIO, TX, January 30, 2023 — NatureSweet® is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Castillo, the company’s vice-president of marketing, to Chair the Board of Directors for the statewide nonprofit, Texas Public Radio. 

TPR operates seven non-commercial radio stations that broadcast throughout Texas which are home to National Public Radio’s flagship news magazines “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” TPR began by providing news services to underserved areas in Texas and has continued to serve these regions for more than three decades. 

Castillo, a San Antonio native, oversees global marketing for NatureSweet, a leading produce company that provides fresh, greenhouse-grown vegetables to major supermarket retailers throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Prior to joining the company in 2014, she worked for Proctor & Gamble where she helped build COVERGIRL Cosmetics into a $1 billion brand. Castillo was also a finance specialist at JPMorgan Chase for six years. She has served the South Texas community as a Foundation Board Member for Texas A&M University-San Antonio, a board member for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the 42nd class of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership San Antonio program. Castillo also serves on the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo’s committee for Western Heritage Weekend, an event that celebrates the historic roots of Texas. 

Castillo earned her MBA from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and her Bachelor’s from Texas A&M University. Lori’s dedication to improving lives within her community and beyond earned her the title of “2016 Groundbreaking Associate of the Year” at NatureSweet, and in 2021, she was the first Latina to receive the The Ohio State “Alumni of Color Legacy Award.” She is the proud wife to Chris Castillo, the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at San Antonio southeast side’s- Highlands High School. 

About NatureSweet® (NS Brands, Ltd.): 

NatureSweet® is the single-source solution for greenhouse-grown vegetables and is the #1 best-selling brand in snacking tomatoes. The largest vertically integrated agriculture company in North America, NatureSweet guarantees great tasting produce year-round, both organic and conventional. Our vegetables are carefully grown, harvested, and packaged by more than 5,000 full-time Associates. NatureSweet tomatoes, cucumbers, and sweet peppers are handpicked at the peak of freshness and sold at major supermarket retailers throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Our commitment and purpose are to improve the lives of our Associates, and agricultural workers throughout the globe. This work, as well as our efforts around sustainability, have led us to earn Fair Trade and EFI certifications. NatureSweet is dedicated to having a positive social, environmental, and economic impact within our communities. 

About Texas Public Radio: 

With one of the area’s largest newsrooms, Texas Public Radio is an award-winning media organization adhering to the highest standards of journalism with news and coverage of issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border, military, arts and culture, education, bioscience and medicine, business, as well as government. Headquartered in downtown San Antonio at the Irma & Emilio Nicolas Media Center, TPR operates seven non-commercial radio stations in south and central Texas, including KSTX 89.1 FM and classical music station KPAC 88.3 FM. TPR’s other radio stations include KTXI 90.1 FM, broadcasting to the Hill Country, KTPR 89.9 FM, broadcasting to the Midland/Permian Basin area, KVHL 91.7 FM, broadcasting to the Highland Lakes region, KTPD 89.3 FM, broadcasting to Del Rio, and KCTI 1450 AM, broadcasting to the Gonzales area. 


Robert V. Salluce, VP of Marketing & Communications

Texas Public Radio 

(210) 854-0569 or [email protected] 

Jenny Halpin, External Communications Manager 


(210) 885-8927 or [email protected] 


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