Vance Publishing Corporation has hired Tom Hudson in its Protein division sales staff.

As Business Development Manager for the Protein division beginning on Feb. 4, Hudson will manage and develop new business with agency partners for the Drovers/CattleNetwork, Dairy Herd Management, Bovine Veterinarian and porkNetwork brands. He reports to Rick Patton, Business Development Executive – Production Agriculture

Hudson brings extensive experience in sales development and account management to the growing portfolio of clients in the protein division, specifically in the digital and special projects arena.

“We’re extremely excited to add Tom to the Protein group, and I’m sure our customers will enjoy working with Tom,” said Patton. “He brings a great deal of energy and creativity and a proven track record of extending the sales reach for the various advertisers in the agriculture space.”

Hudson comes to Vance from AgCall Inc. where he helped lead the development of the U.S. business unit for the project services company.  Before AgCall, Hudson was with Successful Farming where he managed key national media accounts throughout the mid-south and eastern seaboard regions. Prior to Successful Farming, Hudson was with Nationwide Agribusiness, a Nationwide Insurance company where he created and incubated the company’s inaugural performance development program across the sales, underwriting and risk management functions. He has lived throughout the U.S. during a 20-year career with the U.S. Navy, holding various senior leadership roles in recruiting and nuclear submarine operations.    

Hudson will be based in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, near Des Moines.

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.