Thank you for taking the time to get to know AAW leadership. The officers are elected to two year terms at our annual Convention in the fall. The Executive Assistant is contracted by the board to do administrative work for AAW.
Farmer, agriculture advocate, ag consultant, educator, volunteer.
Doris is passionate about developing the next generation of ag leaders, advocating for agriculture and empowering all agriculturalists,particularly women.
In addition to growing corn, soybeans, wheat, Angus cattle, a hobby herd of goats, and being mom to four children, Heather’s background includes serving as a local elected official, working in rural economic development and managing agriculture associations representing animal agriculture, river transportation, flood control and economic development.
Jane and Thomas have 5 children, who along with Thomas’ brothers operate a dairy farm. Jane has served as Preble County Commissioner as well as numerous other capacities involving agriculture and social services. She has served in a variety of capacities in AAW including the Nominating chair and the AAW Foundation President.
Jean started out in the United Farm Wives, a precursor to Kansas Agri-Women (KAW). She took some time to raise 3 kids and work full time. Since getting involved again, she has been VP of KAW, chairman of the decorations committee for our AAW convention in 2011 and President of KAW. Jean, her husband and son have a small herd of commercial Herefords and put up hay for sale. She has served as Pres of her children’s elementary school and has been 4-H club leader for over 25 years. Jean currently serves on the Morris County Farm Bureau Board.
As a Millennial Kristi is passionate about attracting the next generation of leaders to AAW while honoring the legacy that sustained AAW over 40 years. A native Montanan, Kristi was raised on a cow-calf operation. After completing her bachelors and masters degrees through Oklahoma State University (OSU) she planted her roots in Oklahoma and turned her love for OSU orange into a career. Kristi’s role within OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is to recruit students to pursue degrees in the agriculture and natural resources fields.
Denise Gentsch, a member of American Agri-Women since 1996, serves as treasurer and as a government affairs and vital issues chair for biotechnology and research policy. She advocates for agriculture and natural resource clients on state and federal policy.
Sue McCrum has been a member of AAW since 2001. She is a past president of Maine Agri-women, past AAW president, and currently the finance chair for American Agri-women. She and her family are 5th generation potato and grain farmers from Northern Maine, the farm dating back to 1886. Having held many positions within AAW, she believes that It’s important for consumers to be educated as to how their food and fiber is produced. Sue continues to work with partners in agriculture to promote this awareness throughout our country. .U.S. farmers and ranchers produce an abundant, healthy and affordaable food supply! American Agri-Women continue to share how this is done.
Lisa Campion joined American Agri-Women in October of 2015 as the Executive Assistant. Lisa also works as a full-time attorney with Gale & McAllister, PLLC in Colchester, Vermont. Prior to 2015, Lisa was involved with AAW as a Farmer to Farmer Volunteer, Sigma Alpha Sorority representative at Board of Director’s meetings as well as the 2010 President’s Award recipient. Lisa grew up in Fraser, Michigan, but now lives in Burlington, Vermont with her Irish Setter, Rock and cat, Bauer. In her spare time, she enjoys getting outdoors and playing with Rock.
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