WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today announced that Sallie Atkins will be joining his staff in Nebraska on April 2 as an Outreach Coordinator and Constituent Services Representative. She will be based in Johanns’ Kearney office, but spend a majority of her time in communities across north-central Nebraska and throughout the state.
“Sallie is well known and respected across the state for her tireless work in areas ranging from promoting Nebraska agriculture to ensuring the success of the State Fair,” Johanns said. “I’m pleased she will be joining my team, and I know she will be a valuable asset as we continue serving Nebraskans from Omaha to Scottsbluff.”
Atkins has been active with numerous agriculture and education associations, including serving as the Executive Director and Chairman of the Nebraska Beef Council and on the board of the NEBRASKAland Foundation. She also served on foundations for the Nebraska 4-H, Future Farmers of America and Nebraska Rural Radio Association. Atkins received the Nebraska Volunteer of the Year award in 2011 for her work on the State Fair.