D. Margarita Passero
Senior Program Manager [email protected]
Margarita joined Verto Solutions in July, 2012, and has worked as ASTA’s Program Manager since October, 2004, providing oversight of ASTA operations and financial management. She recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary working with ASTA. Margarita works closely with the Board and ASTA team to achieve ASTA’s strategic goals. She also works with the Membership and Annual Meeting Program Committees and oversees ASTA’s Web site and all aspects of the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is the highlight of the year and Margarita enjoys the time with members as part of the ASTA family, getting to learn more about the fascinating spice trade.
Margarita is a native Washingtonian. She was an empty nester until recently adopting Cooper, her rescue puppy. She loves traveling and makes frequent trips to the Bay Area in California to visit her son, sisters, and enjoy time in Wine Country. Margarita is an avid concertgoer, having seen more than 500 shows. She’s seen the Dave Matthews Band 39 times. And she’s become a Rockboater, joining more than 100 friends on a four day music festival cruise with ten daily shows featuring 32 bands.