Linda Cook is the Assistant Vice President of Communications for the K-State Alumni Association.
Linda started with the Association in 2012. Linda oversees the communications department, including all planning, development and production of printed materials, electronic communications, website and Association publicity.
Chad Thacker is the store director for the Manhattan, Kan. Hy-Vee. Chad has been with the Manhattan Hy-Vee for nine months, but he has 18 years of experience in the grocery industry. Chad studied at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Sarah Thacker is also with Hy-Vee. She is the marketing coordinator for the Lawrence, Topeka and Manhattan region. Sarah graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science in sociology. Sarah has been serving the Lawrence, Topeka and Manhattan region for nine months, but has 15 years of experience in her field.
SFC Abram J. Pinnington III was born in Auburn, Ind., and is a first-generation American. His family immigrated to the United States from Cheshire, England in 1976. He accepted a baseball scholarship and attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine. During his junior year, he decided to enlist in the US Army. After completing Infantry One Station Unit Training and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga., he was assigned to the prestigious 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, popularly known as "The Old Guard," located in Washington, D.C.. While assigned there, he was a member of the Presidential Escort Team assigned to the White House and served as an escort to Pres. George W. Bush more than 238 times between 2005 and 2007. In 2009 the assignment was disbanded, making him less than 90 Soldiers to have ever had the distinguished title of "Presidential Escort."
Benton Boyd Benton graduated from K-State in 1998 with a bachelors degree in education. He currently works for Inquest Marketing as director of online marketing and digital strategy. Benton specializes in content and social media marketing. Before working for InQuest, Benton worked for sprint and was the founder of Di Interactive, a digital marketing company. His complete profile on Linkedin can be found here.