The Board of Directors of Holstein Ontario is pleased to announce the hiring of Pam Charlton as the new Holstein Ontario General Manager. Pam will assume the role on February 16th, 2022, where she will work from the Branch’s head office in Brantford.
Holstein Ontario’s President Wilf Strenzke expressed the Directors were excited to welcome Pam to this crucial position.
“Pam brings strong people management experience and a dynamic, fresh perspective to the role – not to mention a love for the dairy industry. In these rapidly changing times, the Board is thrilled to support someone who offers both industry experience and a positive vision for the future. She comes with a wealth of knowledge enabling her to work with our team to continue to grow with our industry!”
Pam has been part of the dairy industry for the past 22 years, operating Elm Bend Farms as a family operation involving her mother-in-law, husband and four daughters. They are a 100 per cent homebred herd located in Brant County, that actively participates in local dairy shows and 4-H events. Pam brings with her over 20 years of experience in program delivery, producer education and community involvement through her work with Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Holstein Canada, and Brant 4-H. Pam is also a graduate of University of Guelph, Hons BSc (Environmental Sciences). She feels strongly about the importance of supporting our youth and equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate their way to becoming producers and leaders for tomorrow.
“The Board of Directors wants to share the deep respect they have for the current Holstein Ontario team for their support during this transition time,” President Strenzke adds. “Their dedication to the Branch and to its members is highly motivating and we know they will make a great team with Pam.”
“Following the conclusion of the Field Service Project, the focus of Holstein Ontario will be on club activities and youth events, as well as the support of our membership. With Pam’s past experiences, we know her expertise will be invaluable in this alongside our excellent existing team. A special thank you goes to Merina Johnston who will be leaving the Branch February 25th, 2022, after almost five years of service.”
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