Goehring appoints public information specialist

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Kari Herrick as a public information specialist in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).

“Kari's background and experience in public relations, communications and marketing, as well as her writing skills, will be valuable in the developing and implementing department communications outreach, engaging in agriculture advocacy efforts and developing policy initiatives,” Goehring said.  

Herrick will prepare, write and edit communications outreach publications, conduct policy research and analysis and prepare policy statements for Goehring; track legislative activities, and prepare comments on proposed federal regulations.

She will report to Katie Pinke, NDDA's director of marketing and information.

An Arizona native, Herrick earned a degree in communications from the Arizona State University. Following graduation, she worked for the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Coyotes professional sports teams. Since moving to North Dakota, she has worked for Rolling Plains Adventures and the Black Leg Ranch in McKenzie. She was assistant manager at the Dress Barn in Bismarck and a committee clerk for the North Dakota Senate prior to joining NDDA.

Herrick lives in Bismarck.