David Cole was named the Alabama Farmers Federation’s State Affairs Director. Cole, who joined the Federation in 2006 as a field man before transferring to the home office, will lead the organization’s efforts in the Alabama Senate and House of Representatives.
Melissa Martin, a 14-year company veteran, was promoted to Corporate Media Director for Creative Consultants Inc., the Federation’s in-house advertising agency. The new position combines messaging responsibilities of her previous job with additional advertising duties.
Katrenia Kier and Robert Turner were named Alabama Forestry Commission chair and vice chair, respectively. Kier is from Huntsville, while Turner lives in Sulligent. The seven-member board is appointed by the governor and approved by the State Senate.