Sonya Bachlmayr, who was recently hired to serve as financial and administrative services director, has been appointed treasurer.

Ms Bachlmayr comes to APA from the Washington State Farm Bureau, where she served as the director of finance.

Marilyn Thompson, market communications director, has been elected to serve as corporate secretary.

Ms Thompson has been with APA for 28 years, working as a writer and publications manager before assuming the role of division director. Prior to joining APA she was a product promotion and publicity supervisor for Hewlett-Packard.