ASA Hires New Communications Manager

Kelly Marshall

asa-whartonThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to welcome Jessica Wharton as the new State Policy Coordinator and Communications Manger. She began working out the D.C. office this week.

“We are excited to welcome Jessica to the ASA team,” said (ASA) CEO Steve Censky . “Her previous industry experience and communications knowledge will play a major role in coordinating ASA’s policy objectives and successes with our state affiliates.”

Previously Wharton worked for the American Farm Bureau Federation, coordinating policy communications and media relations.

“Jessica will fill a much needed position on our staff,” said John Gordley, director of ASA’s Washington office. “Linking producer support to ASA’s policy initiatives through our member states will make all of us more effective in getting soybean priorities acted on by Congress.”

Wharton is originally from Akron, Ohio and attended Palm Beach Atlantic University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

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