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The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Janet Keller as President and Chief Executive Officer of Accelerated Genetics. The Board reviewed many candidates and unanimously made the decision to hire Keller to provide direction and leadership for Accelerated Genetics. Keller was previously employed by Accelerated Genetics from 2001-2010 as Vice President Communications, Public Relations and Advertising. Most recently, she was employed by World Dairy Expo as the Communications and Public Relations Manager. Keller brings more than 23 years of industry experience including management, marketing, herd analysis, photography, distribution, training, semen inventory management, and animal health product knowledge. Keller's extensive communication experience, along with her cooperative business knowledge are key elements in moving the company forward.

Keller and her husband, Steve, own and operate K-Manor Holsteins and Keller Cattle Sales near Muscoda, Wisconsin. She will begin her role as President and Chief Executive Officer Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Accelerated Genetics, a producer-owned cooperative, provides solutions focused on genetics and value-added products, programs, and services to dairy and beef customers worldwide, fostering strong relationships and shared success. With a focus on People, Products and Pride, the Accelerated Genetics vision is to be the producer’s trusted first choice.