McConaghy joins classifieds team |

McConaghy joins classifieds team

Tri-State Livestock News, Farmer & Rancher Exchange and the Fence Post are pleased to announce the newest addition to their Classifieds team. Laura McConaghy recently came on board as an inside sales specialist, she will be handling classified sales, ad development and customer service.

Department Manager, Kelsey Ruzicka said, “I am so excited to have Laura join our team. I know she will be a wonderful addition with the talent, personable manner and professionalism she brings to the table.”

Laura, originally from Chester, S.D., says she enjoys doing many things in the outdoors but nothing more than riding horses. Her interest in and knowledge of horses came at an early age and will certainly be helpful in her position with the livestock publications as she assists customers with their ads. Laura is an accomplished horse showman and has the accolades to prove it. “I started riding horses when I was 8 years old and it quickly became a passion. Throughout school I competed in 4-H, Open, FFA and Quarter Horse shows. I was a National Delegate for the SDQHYA, I held various offices within the Quarter Horse association, FFA and also qualified for Youth World in 2008,” Laura said. “I was also awarded the Sportsmanship award for SDQHA that year.”

After graduating from Southeast Technical Institute with an associates degree in marketing, Laura went to work for a tourist publication in Las Vegas, Nev., where she worked closely with their Sales and Marketing team. She decided to come back to South Dakota after working for US Bank Equipment Finance in Marshall, Minn. Her position with US Bank involved large ticket portfolio and customer account management, this explains her driven customer service and sales focus.

“I am beyond excited to work with the Tri-State team and I look forward to meeting/getting to know everyone,” she said.