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January 9, 2023 | by Sam Shafer
CHAMPAIGN, IL, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2023 – This week the Poultry Science Association (PSA) announced the hiring of its new Executive Director. Andy Vance, a veteran agribusiness media leader, assumed the role on January 9, 2023. Andy comes to PSA with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic sales. He has previously worked closely with the PSA staff on both the 2020 and 2021 PSA Annual Meetings during his time with Farm Progress, an Informa Company.
Andy began his career in farm media as a college student in Columbus, Ohio, and spent ten years as a broadcast journalist. In 2010, Andy made the transition to print and digital media when he joined Farm Progress as a contributor and blogger at Feedstuffs. Andy advanced during his time at Farm Progress and took on the role of Account Director in 2014. He brings a wealth of experience in marketing, stakeholder relationships, revenue growth, and leadership.
In addition to his professional experience, Andy has also served on the boards of directors of the National Agri Marketing Association, The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society, and Ohio FFA Foundation. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and daughter.
"On behalf of the PSA Board of Directors, we are very excited to work with Andy. He brings a wealth of knowledge, ideas, and experience to the Association. We look forward to having him on staff and advancing the Association to maximize its impact on our membership, meetings, and the overall poultry science community."
-Tom Porter, PSA President
The Association looks forward to the expertise and strategic vision that Andy brings to the role of Executive Director. He will join the PSA Staff in attendance at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, the week of January 23, 2023. He looks forward to meeting with PSA stakeholders, sponsors, and members as he settles in with the Association. Andy invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn here.
The Poultry Science Association is committed to the research, the dissemination and application of knowledge that supports the poultry industry. PSA is a professional organization that consists of poultry science professionals and students from across the globe. For additional information about PSA, visit www.poultryscience.org.
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