LENEXA, KAN. – Scott Oler has joined Vance Publishing Corporation as Director of Sales for the company’s Protein Group, which includes the print and online publications Dairy Herd Management, Drovers, Pork, and Bovine Veterinarian.

“Joining Vance Publishing was an easy decision for me,” says Oler. “I grew up on a farm; I am a farmer. My goal has always been to stay connected to the agriculture community, especially the dairy sector, and to work with people in that market to improve their opportunities for success. Vance is one of the few national companies that has the stature and products to promote agriculture in all of its aspects.”

Prior to joining Vance Publishing, Oler was Marketing Manager at DeLaval, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo. During his tenure with the dairy products company, he led initiatives that dramatically grew market share and market penetration, and served on the senior leadership team charged with developing and implementing short and long-term strategic direction. Oler is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olatha, Kan.

In further expansion of the sales staff, Jenna Jordan has joined Vance Publishing as National Account Manager for the Protein Group, reporting to Oler. In her new position, she will be responsible for advertising and project sales for the group’s media sales, both web and print. Jordan, a veterinary technician, has a strong clinical background in animal health. She has held senior advertising sales positions over the past 16 years with several Kansas-based companies focused on that market. She was a Senior Account Manager at Educational Concepts in Overland Park, Kan., and a Territory Manager at Walco International/DVM Resources.

“The addition of Scott and Jenna to our sales team brings increased depth and knowledge to our operations,” says Tim Tobeck, divisional vice president and publishing director. “They are well-respected for their commitment to the agriculture industry and have forged positive relationships within that community. I have been aware of their work for some time, and have been impressed with their drive and professionalism in promoting the agricultural cause through publishing.” Oler and Jordan are based out of Vance Publishing’s Lenexa, Kan., office.

Vance Publishing Corporation is a leading business-to-business integrated media company serving the agriculture, beauty and professional woodworking industries. The company produces 15 magazines, more than 50 newsletters, over 30 websites, several trade shows and events, a subscription-based data product set, and custom media products. Founded in 1937, Vance Publishing Corporation is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill., with additional offices in Lenexa, Kan., and St. Louis, Mo.