The International Agri-Center announced that it has named three new staff members whose responsibilities will include show operations, sponsorship and special events.
Katy Young has assumed her new role as show operations manager after four years as event sales manager at the International Agri-Center. Young's new post will put her at the head of planning the world's largest annual agricultural exposition, World Ag Expo and the California Antique Farm Equipment Show. A graduate of California State University, Fresno, and native of the area, Young is familiar with the needs of the agriculture community and energized to lead the organization as it nears its 46th annual World Ag Expo.
Shaun Davis, a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and media studies, joins the International Agri-Center as sponsorship & exhibitor marketing coordinator. While in college, Davis worked as a communications intern for the International Agri-Center. Her responsibilities will include sponsor relations and fulfillment for World Ag Expo, the California Antique Farm Equipment Show and other annual events presented by the International Agri-Center.
Marianne Hudgens, a student of California State University, Fresno, and a Central Valley native, has assumed her role as Ag Warriors & special events coordinator. The position is new to the organization and includes the coordination of Ag Warriors, a program which will place veterans in careers in the agriculture industry. Hudgens assisted with the launch of Ag Warriors at World Ag Expo 2012 while serving as an intern for the International Agri-Center.
"We are very fortunate to have these talented individuals on our team to support events and programs at the International Agri-Center," said Jerry Sinift, CEO of the International Agri-Center. "The skills and energy they bring to our organization will help us continue our mission of supporting our community and the agriculture industry."
The International Agri-Center is home to World Ag Expo, February 12-14, 2013 in Tulare, California. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo each year. The Expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,400 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.