|Nancy Ash, owner of Strictly Olive Oil, is a marketing consultant to producers and also provides sensory assessment classes to trade and consumer groups. Nancy has participated on both the California Olive Oil Council and the University of California Cooperative Extension Taste Panels, and received certification as an International Taste Panel Supervisor at the University of Imperia (Italy) in December 2005. She is the COOC Education Coordinator and serves as the Lead Judge for the COOC Annual Competition. Nancy was on the COOC Board of Directors as Treasurer from 1999 to 2001.
Among her many achievements, in 2007 Nancy was selected to develop a Taste Panel for the country of Albania by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She also heads that country’s annual olive oil competition.
With an extensive background in specialty food sales and marketing, Nancy guides her clients through the process to build successful marketing campaigns. Past projects have included business planning, event and trade show planning, marketing collateral, label and packaging design, copywriting, and food styling.