The NAMA Executive Committee will be meeting this week in Lake Tahoe, California. Kevin Ochsner, Adayana, Inc., will be joining the Executive Committee to help committee members establish NAMA’s strategic plan. The meeting will take place August 4-5.
Executive Committee members include: Susie Decker, Farm Progress Companies (National NAMA President); Vicki Henrickson, Blasdel Cleaver Schwalbe Communications (President-Elect); Beth Burgy, Broadhead + Co. (Secretary/Treasurer); Paul Redhage, FMC Agricultural Products; Kenna Rathai, Kenna B. Rathai Communications; Robert Ratliff, ProfitableFarming.com; Ken Dean, SouthWestern Association/Western Farm Show; Marvin Kokes, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; Becky Peterson, Farm Credit Services; and Jenny Pickett, National NAMA.
The Careers Committee will meet August 27 at the Rhea + Kaiser Marketing Communications offices in Naperville, IL. The committee will be discussing the responsibilities of the committee as well as any Marketing Competition Guideline changes and planning for the Student Marketing Competition at the 2011 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 13-15, 2011.
The Careers Committee includes: Wes Meador, Rhea + Kaiser Marketing Communications (Careers Chair); Kristen Marshall, Nicholson Kovac (Vice Chair); Stacey Noe, Iowa State University (Advisor); Jennifer Christie, John Deere, Ltd. & Student Advisor for University of Guelph; Deron Johnson, Rhea + Kaiser Marketing Communications; Michelle Tollefson, Pfizer Animal Health; Matt Bornhorst, Agriculture Future of America; Mike Butler, Archer>Malmo; Amy Barron, Novus International; Janelle Buxton, Successful Farming & Agriculture Online; Sara Thieding, Makhteshim Agan of North America; Jill Loehr, Wyffels Hybrids; Carrie Jorgensen, McCormick Company; Amy Jolliff, Bader Rutter & Associates; and Paul Redhage, FMC Agriculture Products (Executive Committee Liaison).