AUBURN, Ala. - The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) announces the hiring of Geni Wren in its newly created position of Communications Specialist.

Wren leaves the position of editor and associate publisher of Vance Publishing’s Bovine Veterinarian magazine after 20 years, where she was the founding editor and was also responsible for the Bovine Veterinarian website, Bovine Vet Week-in-Review e-newsletter and social media. Wren wrote, took photography and implemented special projects for Bovine Veterinarian which is targeted to beef and dairy veterinarians and secondarily to nutritionists.

Wren will report directly to the Executive Vice President of the AABP and will focus on designing, creating, writing and managing communications projects and tools that represent AABP with all internal and external audiences. She will also work with AABP partners, student groups, affiliated organizations and on the AABP annual conference in September. “The Board of Directors and I look forward to Geni’s work as Communications Specialist to enhance AABP’s public presence and facilitate the efforts of AABP’s many knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers,” said AABP Executive Vice President Gatz Riddell.

Wren has been active in many industry associations including AABP, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, the Western Veterinary Conference, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, Beef Cattle Institute, the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor and the Animal Agriculture Alliance, among others.

Prior to Bovine Veterinarian Wren worked in agricultural and animal health public relations for Meyocks Benkstein Associates, and for the American National CattleWomen. Wren has a B.S. in zoology and a B.A. in journalism with an emphasis in science writing and public relations from Iowa State University. A native of Nebraska, Wren is the daughter of a veterinary pathologist. She will be working out of her home in the Kansas City area.

AABP is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization serving cattle veterinary medicine professionals across the United States, Canada and other countries. Visit