Jen Gillespie, Director of Marketing & Communications
As the Director of Marketing & Communications, Jen is responsible for the long-range planning and implementation of activities within the department. This includes the production of Seedstock EDGE, development of an online presence through the NSR website and social media outlets, and fostering strong working relationships between the department and NSR members. Jen attends NSR shows and events to represent the NSR and provide event coverage.
Katie is our Assistant Editor and major contributor to Seedstock EDGE. Her responsibilities include writing feature articles, compiling and editing show reports, maintaining social media content, taking photographs and working with advertisers and clients. She serves as the editor of the Pinnacle, the e-newsletter of the National Junior Swine Association, and travels to NSR shows to represent the NSR and provide members with live reports and updates.
Sarah Schwab, Junior Activities Coordinator
Sarah, our Junior Activities Coordinator, works to organize and implement the activities of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). NJSA is the nation’s largest youth livestock organization, which consists of more than 11,000 youth 21 years of age and under who have an interest in the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds of swine. The NJSA currently hosts nine regional and national swine shows, three leadership conferences, and oversees a variety of personal development and competitive programs for youth in the swine industry.
Cally Hass, Director of Junior Activities
Cally directs the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA), the nation’s largest youth livestock organization, which consists of more than 11,500 youth, 21 years of age and under, who have an interest in the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds of swine. She works to organize and implement five national shows, four regional shows, and three leadership conferences, including the World Pork Expo and the National Junior Summer Spectacular. She also works to manage partnerships of the youth organization, as well as lead long-term planning and growth.
Steve Weintraut, Creative Director
As our Creative Director, Steve designs advertising for Seedstock EDGE and produces various custom projects such as breeder catalogs and fliers. He also develops numerous promotional materials for NSR and NJSA events throughout the year and maintains the NSR website.
To meet more of the NSR staff, visit the Who We Are page on our website!