NAMA Names Professional Development Award Winners

Kelly Marshall

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Professional Development Awards, recognizing the top performers in marketing communication, product/species management, public relations, and sales.

Linda Frerichs earned the 2017 Marketing Communications Award. Frerichs serves as Head of Global and North American Communications at Arysta LifeScience, and says her farm roots and career path influence her daily as she plans strategies and tactics with the farmer’s perspective in mind.

The Professional Development Award for Product and Species Management goes to Jill DeLucero, Senior Director, Association Marketing at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Jill manages one of the beef industry’s premiere projects, the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP).

Kelly Schwalbe takes home this year’s Professional Development Award for Public Relations. While he currently works as Partner and Public Relations Director for Sage, Kelly has 35+ years experience in corporate, freelance, and agency public relations and is a member and participates in many industry clubs and associations.

The Sales award recipient is Dave Korbelik, Vice President of Go-to-Marketing Solutions at Beck Ag. Dave has worked closely with Multimin USA to design and implement customized go-to-market solutions, creating a customized and measurable marketing strategy to build Multimin USA’s presence in the marketplace. He has been a strong supporter of NAMA as well.

Awards will be presented at the 2017 NAMA Fall Conference in Milwaukee.

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