05-24-16 Colorado Farm Bureau welcomes back Shawn Martini…

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Colorado Farm Bureau Hires New Advocacy Staff

Centennial, Colo. – This week Colorado Farm Bureau welcomes former staff member Shawn Martini back to the organization. Martini, who served as CFB’s communications director from 2008-2012, will take the reins of CFB’s new outreach mission as Vice President of Advocacy.

In his role, Martini will cultivate relationships with community, political and business leaders to achieve the organization’s public policy goals.

“I’m thrilled to be back at CFB and again be a part of the Farm Bureau family,” Martini said. “Agriculture is a critical industry for Colorado’s economy and it’s citizens, and it’s important that we not forget its rural heritage. I’m happy to return to my roots in agriculture and do my part to strengthen and grow our industry.”

Prior to returning to CFB, Martini worked as a consultant on communications and issue advocacy for the energy industry in Houston, Texas and in Denver, Colo. His clients ranged from large multinationals to independent producers and other industrial interests. He worked on projects related to pipelines, offshore and Arctic energy production in Alaska, and directed campaigns on hydraulic fracturing and public lands energy production in the Mountain West.

He comes from a diversified ag background, and graduated from both Northeastern Junior College, and Metropolitan State University in Denver. He lives in Denver with his wife Emily, and young son Thomas.

Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with over 24,000 members across the state. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.