Joining MFPC is Amanda Sumerix, director of communications. Sumerix joins from Gibbs & Soell Public Relations, Chicago, Ill., where she was a junior account executive on one of the world’s largest agri-business operations. Sumerix is originally from Alpena, Mich., where she grew up on a small hobby farm. Throughout the years, it has grown into Michigan’s largest Dark Red Kidney Bean Seed producer and a large supplier of low potassium hay to dairy farms in the Midwest. She was extensively involved in 4-H and the FFA organization throughout childhood and well into her college years.
Sumerix attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies in Agriscience, with concentrations in Communication and Community Engagement and Education. She enjoys working on communications because no two days are the same. Sumerix loves all aspects of communication and is glad that she doesn’t have to pick just one. Her favorite part of the day is when she can talk to real people and form a bond that is only achieved from one-on-one interaction.