Professional Title: Director of Marketing and Communications, Montana Stockgrowers Association
Home: Helena, Montana
Keni Reese is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Montana Stockgrowers Association. Since joining the association in July 2019, Keni has been responsible for all formal association communications including public relations, member communications, and association publications. She also coordinates the association’s MidYear Meeting and Annual Convention and Trade Show which have a combined attendance of over 800.
Keni was raised in Krum, Texas on her family’s small farm. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications with a minor in agribusiness management and equine science. In the past, she has worked with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, High Plains Water District, and the Northern International Livestock Exposition.
She is passionate about showcasing the benefits of the Western industry through photography, design, and her work with the Montana Stockgrowers Association.
Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: To be a woman in the Western Industry is to be a multifaceted, courageous woman. We are exceptional in our ability to manage the many responsibilities that come with this industry, like getting work done on the ranch and succeeding in the office or in our organizations, while still building connecting with others in our personal and professional life. We do all of this with a grit and composure that is unique to women in the Western industry, and we need more of this in rooms where decisions are being made.
I want to make sure that more women can not only secure leadership positions in the Western industry, but thrive in them. I want women to feel confident in being bold in their opinions and not shy away from being the person to lead the way.
Wrangler‘s COWGIRL 30 Under 30, presented by Teton Ridge, is sponsored by Cavender’s the Official Retailer, Charlie 1 Horse Hats the Official Hat, and Durango Boots the Official Boot, for COWGIRL 30 Under 30, with Corral Boots, Dude Rancher’s Association, Montana Silversmiths, Old Gringo Boots, and The Cowboy Channel.