Delaney moves to American Soybean Association
December 19, 2011 | 02:00 PM
The American Soybean Association has hired Patrick Delaney, a communications officer for the United Fresh Produce Association, as its new communications director.
Delaney will work in the offices of ASA’s Washington policy representative, Gordley Associates. In addition to working with the media, Delaney will also communicate policy decisions and talking points and analysis to ASA farmer-leaders and state affiliates, CEO Steve Censky said in a news release.
Delaney is from the Kansas City area. He has a bachelor’s degree in persuasive and political communication from George Mason University and is working toward a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University.
Bob Callanan, who has served as ASA communications director based in St. Louis, moves into a new position as the organization’s project development director, where he'll develop program concepts and proposals to be presented to state soybean affiliates, qualified state soybean boards, and industry partners, Censky said.
ASA communications coordinator Cassandra Langley will have an expanded role at the association’s St. Louis headquarters, assisting Delaney in the implementation of communications developed there.
ASA represents U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues, and has a membership of 21,000 farmers in 31 states.