Jun 09, 2016
Jessica Wharton has joined ASA as State Policy Coordinator and Communications Manager, based in ASA’s Washington, D.C., office. Wharton comes to ASA from the American Farm Bureau Federation where she helped coordinate policy communications and media relations. Wharton is from Akron, Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
“We are excited to welcome Jessica to the ASA team,” said ASA CEO Steve Censky. “Her previous industry experience and communications knowledge will play a major role in coordinating ASA’s policy objectives and successes with our state affiliates.”
“Jessica will fill a much needed position on our staff,” said John Gordley, director of ASA’s Washington office. “Linking producer support to ASA’s policy initiatives through our member states will make all of us more effective in getting soybean priorities acted on by Congress.”