Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Communication Officers Elect Ames to Lead National Group

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Communication Officers Elect Ames to Lead National Group

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Tonda Ames, public information coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, has been elected president of the Communication Officers of State Departments of Agriculture. Ames was elected at the group's annual meeting in Massachusetts.

Ames has been with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture for almost six years and has more than 10 years of communications experience. She said her efforts for the upcoming year will focus on promoting agriculture to urban areas.

Communication Officers of State Departments of Agriculture is a national organization of communication officers whose purpose is to provide information and education about agriculture as well as promote it. . . The Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence Inc. has elected its 1994 board of directors.

Among its board members representing the private sector is John Hodson, president of Barrett Trailers, Oklahoma City.

Public sector members include: Dr. Hans Brisch, chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; Greg Main, secretary of commerce; Dr. Roy Peters, director of the Oklahoma State Department of Vocational Technical Education; and Dr. Carolyn Sales, president of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

Re-elected by the board to serve as officers of the corporation were Ed Farrell, president; Dick Lillard, vice president; Doug Branch, secretary; and George Albright, treasurer.

The alliance operates Oklahoma's industrial extension system which helps small- and medium-size state manufacturers modernize to compete more aggressively in the growing international economy. . . Nancy Chappell has been named United Guaranty Residential Insurance Co.'s account executive for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Her responsibilities include business development and interaction with lender and real estate trade organizations. …

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