Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce several updates to the Association’s staff. Five staff from the Brattleboro office will be serving the Northeast and Southeast as Regional Sales Representatives in addition to their current roles and one will be in the field on a regular basis.
“This is a new exciting change to how the Holstein Association has covered the eastern regions of the country. It will allow the Holstein Association to utilize the skills and experience of some dedicated employees,” states Steve Peterson, national sales manager. “It will also give our members an improved customer experience by having Regional Sales Representatives with talents gained by working with the Holstein Associations programs and services daily.”
Jenna Bisnett has been promoted to Customer Service Manager and a Regional Sales Representative for New Hampshire. Bisnett has been with the Association for over three years, serving as a Customer Information Specialist. In this role, she ordered genomic tests, registered animals and assisted customers with registration errors. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the customer service department. She holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from SUNY-Cobleskill in agricultural business management and an Associate Degree in applied science, accounting from Hudson Valley Community College. Bisnett succeeds Louise Gleason, who recently retired after 42 years of dedicated service to the Association.
Bridget Cummings has been named the Maine Regional Sales Representative. Over her past 15 years with the Association, Cummings has worked in various areas, including serving as quality assurance analyst, customer information specialist and genetic testing services analyst. She is currently the Identification Services Manager where her primary responsibilities include managing identification services staff that focuses primarily on registrations and transfers, monitoring workflow efficiency, ensuring accuracy, and overseeing all identification procedures and policies. Cummings grew up on a 70-cow Holstein farm in upstate New York. She graduated from SUNY-Morrisville where she received her degree in applied science agriculture-animal science.
Darin Johnson is taking on the role of Regional Sales Representative for Vermont. Johnson has been with the Association for over 12 years, currently in the role of Dairy ID Programs Manager. Previously, he was the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Holstein Association and prior to that position he also served as a Holstein Association USA Regional Sales Representative and in the AI industry. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in dairy science.
Ross Zilles joins the Association staff as a Regional Sales Representative for Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Ross has a strong dairy and sales background which he brings to the Association. His previous work included promoting and marketing Holstein genetics, and evaluating and recommending breeding strategies for two major A.I. companies. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education from Utah State University.
“I want to welcome these additions to our Regional Sales Representative team. I look forward to having them better serve the Holstein Association members and help grow the use of Holstein Association programs and services,” says Steve Peterson.
Along with these individuals, there are fifteen additional Regional Sales Representatives representing the Association in the field. These dairy experts help producers utilize Association programs to improve their herds and increase their bottom lines. To find which Regional Sales Representative covers your area visit www.holsteinusa.com.