The APA Board of Trustees has elected two APA staff members to serve as officers of the Association.
Sonya Bachlmayr, who was recently hired to serve as Financial and Administrative Services Director, has been appointed Treasurer. Bachlmayr comes to APA from the Washington State Farm Bureau, where she served as the Director of Finance. Prior to working for the Farm Bureau, she was the Accounting Manager for APA. Bachlmayr is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Mumbai. She joined the APA staff in September and has assumed duties previously managed by Ed Elias, who will take over as APA president following Dennis Hardman’s retirement at the end of the year.
Marilyn Thompson, Market Communications Director, has been elected to serve as Corporate Secretary. Thompson has been with APA for 28 years, working as a writer and Publications Manager before assuming the role of Division Director. Prior to joining APA she was a Product Promotion and Publicity Supervisor for Hewlett-Packard. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University, where she studied technical journalism and forestry. Both Bachlmayr and Thompson will continue in their roles as directors of their divisions.
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