Vice president membership services, Livestock Marketing Association
Kristen Parman is a native of Buffalo, Missouri, where she was raised in the livestock and livestock marketing industry. Time spent growing up on a commercial cow-calf operation, working with the family livestock trucking company and the local livestock auction market has given her a well-rounded view of the livestock industry and the importance of seeing an issue or service from the perspective of all sizes of operations. A 2001 graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business, she has committed her career to working with the livestock auction and livestock marketing business members of LMA. Now residing in Smithville, Missouri, Kristen leads LMA’s membership services work in member training and education resources, communications, online auctions, technology services, and the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. In her free time, Kristen enjoys the many activities of her two children, pets, reading, travel, and volunteer work in the local school district.