The American Angus Association® announces Holly Martin as director of communications. She will lead the communications efforts of the Association, Angus Media, Angus Genetics Inc. and the Angus Foundation.
“Holly brings a wealth of leadership, communications and cattle industry experience and will be a huge asset to the Angus team,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “I’m really looking forward to seeing her contributions to the Association and our members.”
Martin has been an editor, president and publisher in her tenure at the High Plains Journal. She joined High Plains Journal in 1994 after graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and animal science and industry.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such an elite organization,” Martin said. “The Angus breed has a rich heritage and a bright future, and I’m looking forward to serving such a great membership.”
Martin has served in many industry leadership positions, including on the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation board of directors, AAEA – Ag Communicators Network board of directors and as president in 2009, and was selected to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Young Cattlemen’s Conference in 2012.
An experienced communicator, Martin has moderated more than 50 farmer and rancher events and has presented on agricultural communications and general agriculture topics to a variety of audiences. In addition, she has won several industry awards, including AAEA – Ag Communicators Network Fellow of AAEA in 2015, Master Writer in 2015 and numerous writing awards for both AAEA and Livestock Publications Council.