OFB Public Policy Division announces new leaders
Oklahoma Farm Bureau announced the resignation of OFB Vice President of Public Policy Tyler Norvell, effective Jan. 6.
Norvell is leaving OFB to serve as executive director of the Oklahoma Youth Expo, in Oklahoma City. The OYE Board of Directors named him to the new position on Dec. 19, 2011.
"I will always cherish my time at Farm Bureau, especially the opportunity to represent OFB members at the Capitol and work daily with Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers to protect their way of life," Norvell said.
Norvell began his OFB career in 2006 as a legislative specialist. He also served as director of national and state affairs before receiving a promotion to vice president of public policy in November 2010.
"While we at Farm Bureau are disappointed to see Tyler go, this is an opportunity to have another one of our leaders in an extremely important position for agriculture in our state," said OFB Executive Director Monica Wilke. "Tyler has provided tremendous leadership and vision for Oklahoma Farm Bureau and we wish him the very best in this new endeavor."
Moving forward, OFB has named Kinsey Money, esquire, as director of Public Policy for the organization. Kinsey previously served as OFB director of Research and Policy Development and counsel to the OFB Legal Foundation. Also, OFB has selected field representative and Young Farmers and Ranchers coordinator Chris Kidd to serve as director of State and National Affairs.
"Oklahoma Farm Bureau has always been blessed with talent at all levels within our organization, and Kinsey Money and Chris Kidd are shining examples of that," Wilke said. "I am excited about this team and have the utmost confidence in their ability to lead the public policy division and Oklahoma Farm Bureau into the future."