William D. Carriere

President and CEO, Carriere Family Farms

Bill Carriere is the current President and CEO of Carriere Family Farms and has held a variety of jobs and worked in many areas of the company during his 29 year career.  Bill also serves on the Board of Directors with 5 of his cousins who all work in the business.  Bill is active in the industry and community serving on the California Walnut Board, Glenn County Planning Commission, Family Business Association of California, and is member of the Enloe Medical Center Board of Trustees.  He earned his B.S. from U.C. Davis and is a graduate of the California Ag Leadership Program.

Carriere Family Farms, Inc. is a family owned and operated company founded in 1890.  Carriere Family Farms grows Walnuts, Almonds, Rice and Olives in the Northern Sacramento Valley of California.  In addition to the farming operations, Carriere Family Farms also processes, markets and sells shelled and in-shell walnuts from their own farm as well as from roughly 80 outside local growers, to markets in over 25 countries around the world.  There are currently 10 family members included in the 95 employees of the company.  The business is currently managed by a family Board of Directors and an advisory Family Council.