National Bison Association Announces Karen Conley as Director of Communications and Outreach
DENVER, CO (April 5, 2018) – The National Bison Association (NBA) has added a part-time staff member to fill the newly created Director of Communications and Outreach position. Karen Conley, Box Elder, S.D., has been selected for the position and began working with the current staff on April 2.
Conley is a familiar face to many in the bison business, having just recently completed nearly two decades as the executive director for the Dakota Territory Buffalo Association and served on the NBA Board of Directors for five years, first as a director for her region and the last two years as the secretary/treasurer.
“I am excited for this opportunity to continue to serve in the bison business and be involved in the day-to-day workings of the NBA,” Conley says. “Playing a part in the continued growth and expansion of the association and being able to offer more services and value for the membership is my personal goal and I look forward to working with the staff and members of the NBA to make that happen.”
National Bison Association Executive Director Dave Carter said, “”The bison business is growing rapidly, and so is our need to expand communications with both producers and with consumers. Karen has great knowledge of our business, and the skills to handle both traditional media and social media for the NBA.”
From her home base in western S.D., Conley will be responsible for many of the communication resources for the NBA, including Bison World and social media platforms. She will work to expand the scope of the NBA’s communications by implementing new strategies, increasing member services and developing new partnerships with members and businesses alike.
The mission of the National Bison Association is to bring together stakeholders to celebrate the heritage of the American bison/buffalo while eductating and creating a sustainable future for our industry.