WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon Seed Association announced that executive director Angie Blacker has been appointed to the board of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). OSA is a nonprofit agricultural trade association representing the interests of Oregon’s world-renowned seed industry.

Blacker has worked with OSA since 2011 and served as its executive director since 2013. In addition to her duties with OSA, she will now serve on ASTA’s board of directors, one of the oldest trade organizations in the U.S.

Blacker’s experience managing OSA includes coordinating all board and member meetings, overseeing legislative activities and updates to the board, as well as organizing OSA’s annual winter and summer conventions. Her knowledge and involvement running events, fortifying sponsorships and securing nationally-recognized speakers will be an asset to ASTA’s board and its members.

“We are excited to welcome Angie to the team. She has done an outstanding job with OSA, and I know her involvement with ASTA’s Board will be a great asset to the organization,” said Risa DeMasi, ASTA chair. “Her strong experience and passion for the industry, as well as her work at Pac/West Communications, will no doubt provide a valuable perspective. I look forward to having her at the table.”

Blacker, an account manager at Pac/West, serves other clients such as the Willamette Valley Specialty Seed Association, Oregon Building Trades Council, B.U.L.L. Session and others. She has more than 20 years of experience in project management, event planning, human resources and office administration. Blacker works on government affairs, public relations and business development projects at Pac/West.