ATCHISON, KAN., June 26, 2018 — Veteran communicator Jenell Wallace Loschke has joined MGP (Nasdaq: MGPI) as public relations and content manager. She succeeds Steve Pickman, who retired May 31.
Loschke brings more than two decades of public relations experience to the company. Before transitioning to PR, she was a journalist covering business and commodities markets for news organizations including Bloomberg.
Her communications work for companies across the food supply chain provides a solid foundation for her new role at MGP, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. She is an accomplished writer and media relations practitioner with experience in messaging, influencer outreach and event management.
“Jenell joins MGP at an exciting time as we continue to evolve the corporate branding efforts in all channels,” said Greg Manis, corporate director of communications. “Her knack for uncovering and delivering compelling content will help us tell the MGP story to effectively engage important audiences both inside and outside the company.”
Loschke has worked for communications agencies in Kansas City, Mo., and Hartland, Wis. A native of southwest Missouri, where her family owned a weekly newspaper, she is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
Founded in 1941, MGP (Nasdaq: MGPI) is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. Distilled spirits include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins and vodkas, which are carefully crafted through a combination of art and science backed by decades of experience. The company's proteins and starches are created in the same manner and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. MGP additionally is a top producer of high quality industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company’s facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.