Tom Frey, owner of Creston Livestock Auction in Creston, IA, was elected president of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) at the organization’s recent annual convention. In this role, Frey will complete a two-year term leading the nation’s largest livestock marketing trade association representing more than 800 local livestock auction markets and allied businesses. Originally from Nebraska, Frey’s first involvement in the livestock marketing industry was working for the Vanberg family at Columbus Sales Pavilion, Inc., in Columbus, NE. He attained additional experience working at Centennial Livestock Auction in Ft. Collins, CO, until he and wife, Leisa, purchased Creston Livestock Auction in 1999. Frey started his path to presidency in 2006 by serving on the LMA Membership Services Committee and has remained involved in the organization since then. At the convention, Frey challenged current LMA members to become more involved in the organization, citing the opportunity to make a difference in the industry. — WLJ

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