Stacy Mayo has joined the staff of the Kansas Corn Commission and Kansas Corn Growers Association as Director of Industry Relations.

"We are excited that Stacy will be part of our team at Kansas Corn. We'll use her talents to focus initially on industry outreach and market development activities," said Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek.

Most recently, Mayo was the director of the From the Land of Kansas Program with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, promoting Kansas products and assisting farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses to achieve their individual business objectives.

Mayo graduated from K-State with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism with minors in agribusiness and animal sciences and industry. Prior to her position at KDA, Stacy was senior account executive for Bader Rutter marketing agency working with the Dow AgroSciences account, and earlier was an account executive for Rhea Kaiser Marketing Communications where she worked with the Bayer Crop Sciences account. Mayo grew up in a farming family in the Garden City area.

Krissek also announced two staff realignments. Erin Rios has been promoted to Programs Manager and will continue to work on membership, event planning and coordination, office management and overall implementation of new programs.

To accurately reflect Hardman's primary focus on financial management and budget oversight, her new title is Financial Manager.

Kansas Corn staff: Greg Krissek, CEO; Sue Schulte, Director of Communications; Stacy Mayo, Director of Industry Relations; Erin Rios, Programs Manager; and Sue Hardman, Financial Manager.

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