The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) announced today several promotions effective July 1, 2021, to recognize the ongoing efforts of several staff members. Many ARA staff roles have adjusted and expanded in the last few years as the association met challenges from industry issues and member consolidation, changed work environments due to COVID-19, and the move to a new physical office.
ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock offered the following comments on the promotions:
“I am privileged to work alongside a small but mighty team of talented professionals. The ARA team gets a lot done with fewer people than most realize. The only reason we’re able to accomplish what we do is the high caliber of people dedicated to advancing the interests of our member agricultural retailers. These promotions recognize hard work, flexibility, performance and tenure of several key staff members.”
- Bryna Hautau will be promoted to Senior Director of Operations & Events.
- Hunter Carpenter will be promoted to Senior Director of Public Policy.
- Melisa Augusto will be promoted to Vice President of Communications & Marketing, a title more in keeping with her leadership and supervisory responsibilities.
- Donnie Taylor will be promoted to Senior Vice President of Member Services and Corporate Relations.
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