Where’s Kansas?

Editor’s note: This post was written by Malorie Bankhead. She is spending her summer interning with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s public relations team.

In the third grade, I was affectionately referred to as “Dorothy” by my peers because I played the lead role in my elementary school’s production of The Wizard of Oz! Who knew it was the foreshadowing of an amazing travel experience for my pre-career life (luckily not involving any tornadoes. Yet!).

Over the last few weeks and during my internship here in Wooster, Ohio with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, I have been fortunate to travel to five states promoting the brand I have come to love. We traveled to Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and several places in Ohio. It’s been a whirlwind but I savored every minute!

There were radio and television appearances to promote the brand, grocery store samplings to educate consumers, licensee trainings to spread brand awareness, a wine festival in Cleveland to sample the perfect pairing, and of course the usual social media-ing about the brand have helped expand my experiences!

It was about three weeks ago that I said to myself, “No, Toto Certified Clyde, I’m not in Kansas anymore. But wait, I never was in Kansas to begin with!


Malorie Bankhead
aka Mal the Certified Angus Beef ® Gal
aka the Certified Angus Beef ® brand 2012 intern-ator


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Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.