Jan. 6, 2014
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Horsley Joins the Angus Foundation
Angus Foundation announces new director of marketing and public relations
The Angus Foundation, a not-for-profit affiliate of the American Angus Association®, welcomes a new director for its marketing and public relations initiatives. An Illinois native and recent Oklahoma State University graduate, Carrie Horsley began her role with the Angus Foundation on Jan. 1.
“I am confident Carrie will help the Foundation continue to reach its mission of raising funds to support education, youth and research activities for the future of the Angus breed,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “We look forward to working with Carrie and welcome her to the Angus team.”
As the Angus Foundation’s marketing and public relations director, Horsley will develop and execute a variety of promotional materials and events, including the organization’s annual report, newsletter and website. She will also identify and create new outlets in print and electronic media for the Angus Foundation to recognize donors, and plan and market events.
“I hope to contribute to the advancement of the Angus breed through my new role in the Angus Foundation,” Horsley says. “And I look forward to the new experiences this position offers me.”
In December 2013, Horsley earned an agricultural communications degree from Oklahoma State University (OSU). She also holds a minor in agricultural economics and agribusiness. While at OSU, Horsley was recognized on the Dean’s Honor Roll and a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Honor Society. She received her associate’s degree from Black Hawk College in Illinois, prior to attending OSU.
Her experience during her undergraduate studies includes freelance writing for the Illinois Beef Magazine, interning at the KOSU radio station in Stillwater, Okla., and serving as the American Angus Association’s activities and events intern during the summer of 2013.
“Carrie is a very talented and qualified agricultural communications professional with an impressive portfolio of achievements and accomplishments,” Jenkins says. “And, best of all she is eager to work for the future of the Angus breed.”
Horsley is a native of Galva, Ill., where her family continues to run a diversified agricultural operation, which includes 180-head of cattle.
About the Angus Foundation
The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the American Angus Association at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.ANGUS.org.