Kim Reddin, longtime National Onion Association (NOA) director of public and industry relations, announced her resignation from the organization. She has taken the position of director of communications for the Colorado Corn Committee, effective Feb. 12.
In a press release dated Feb. 6, Kim said, “I have truly loved working for the NOA. My decision to leave did not come easy. Since day one in 2004 when I boarded the plane for New Orleans where NOA’s Annual Convention was being held, the ride has been extraordinary! I am proud of the accomplishments made during my 13-year tenure and deeply grateful for the many opportunities and unique experiences that were part of being the NOA’s Director of Public & Industry Relations.”
She added, “Over the years I have worked alongside and met some of the most amazing people. I cherish both the professional and personal relationships I’ve developed and look forward to keeping as many of those as possible. It has been an honor to promote onions on a national level and to represent the members of the NOA. Be assured, I will continue to be an advocate for the industry and for onions.”
Regarding her new position with the Greeley-based Colorado Corn Administrative Committee, Kim said, “I look forward to representing the 4,000 field corn producers in my home state and helping them achieve their marketing and consumer outreach initiatives. This is an opportunity to expand my career in ag communications, work which I am passionate about, closer to home.”
NOA President Doug Stanley said, “It has been a great honor for the National Onion Association to have Kim as our public relations/ promotional director for the past 13 years. Kim is a wonderful person and has worked diligently promoting onions. She has brought our association forward with the advent of social media and its implementation. With tears of joy, we say goodbye to Kim and bid her well in her new role. I know she holds a special place in many people’s hearts and will be missed.”
Wayne Mininger, Executive Vice President of NOA added, “A mere thank you is not enough for all of what Kim has accomplished for members of the National Onion Association. She has a real knack for maximizing public relations on a budget and is particularly adept at membership interactions. Kim will be missed! She was a star performer and a true team player throughout her 13 years with the NOA. On behalf of the staff, officers, trustees, and members, we wish Kim much success in her new position as the director of communications at Colorado Corn.”
As for OnionBusiness.com, we have truly enjoyed working with Kim. She has been a bright spot for our onion industry and we will miss her smiling face and positive attitude. We expect our close friendship will continue on as she takes on the exciting challenges and opportunities of her new position.
An active search for the next director of public and industry relations is now underway. Interested candidates can view the full job description LinkedIn at the National Onion Association’s company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-onion-association/.
Featured Image: NOA’s Kim Reddin-Onions went to college at Penn State in State College, PA-April 2017.
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