Zimfo Bytes 10/15

Carrie Muehling

  • MGEX announced the results of its annual Board of Director election. Re-elected to the Board were Martin F. Farrell, Christopher T. Matzdorf, and Kerry L. Melius. Newly elected to the Board was Marc L. Gordon, who previously served on the Board from 2011-2017. All were elected to serve two-year terms. Two public directors were appointed by the Board: De’Ana H. Dow and Michael V. Dunn will each serve two year terms. Murray Stahl was named Board chairperson, Kerry L. Melius elected first vice chairperson, Martin F. Farrell was named second vice chairperson. Public directors Steve Fanady and Bradley R. Griffith complete the executive committee.
  • Swanson Russell announces the promotion of Kellie Wostrel, APR, to senior vice president/director of public relations. Also promoted are Allen Forkner, who moves to public relations manager in the Lincoln office; and Casey Mills, who takes a new role as social media manager.
  • Merck Animal Health has selected Sullivan Higdon & Sink as agency of record to help lead marketing efforts that include strategic communications and creative for their swine and cattle divisions.
  • Cuties® are now the official citrus fruit of Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort. The strategic promotional agreement will bring Cuties to numerous food and beverage areas throughout these legendary Disney Parks, offering families the opportunity to enjoy this healthy, kid-friendly snack at any time during their vacation, starting this fall.
  • Rhea + Kaiser congratulates Marcy Miller on her promotion to Media Supervisor.
  • The United Sorghum Checkoff Program and National Sorghum Producers released the first installment of a new podcast, Sorghum Smart Talk, which made its debut Oct. 8.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has named Johan “Kip” Eideberg to lead its Washington D.C. office and advocacy activities as interim Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, effective January 1, 2019. Eideberg will replace Nick Yaksich, who announced his retirement from AEM in August, effective at year-end after 20 years with the Association.
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