Washington resident named secretary of 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Directors

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Duane Brodt
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014/National FFA Foundation) –Washington resident Jodi Monroe has been named secretary of the 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Directors.

As executive director of the Washington FFA Association since 2008, she oversees day-to-day operations of FFA throughout the state and manages the annual state FFA convention and the state FFA officer team.

Before joining Washington FFA, Monroe was executive director for Skagit County Medic One and North Region Emergency Medical Services. Previously, she worked as a certified trainer, training members of the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 supporting missions in Afghanistan, as a news reporter and anchor for NBC and Fox affiliate stations and as a public information officer for the Washington House of Representatives.

She is a member of Washington Association of Agricultural Educators, Washington Association of Career and Technical Education and National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education. She is a CrossFit and Olympic lifting certified trainer.

Monroe earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Eastern Washington University.

She and husband Rich, a television producer, are parents of three children – Julia, Jacqueline and Robert.

The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.