Montana Silversmiths Names Jody Lamp of Billings Its New Director of Marketing

COLUMBUS, MT -- July 7, 2011 -- Montana Silversmiths Chief Executive Officer, Rick Ruebusch, announces that Jody Lamp of Billings, MT has accepted the position of Director of Marketing.

Lamp most recently owned Lamp Public Relations & Marketing and brings more than 20 years of experience in print journalism, sales, strategic planning and brand development, cross-media messaging, event planning and promotion, and all aspects of social media marketing integration.

Lamp hails from Minatare, NE, and received her bachelor's of journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She serves as a board member for the Chase Hawks Memorial Association and is an active member of the Montana Agri-Women. Jody and her husband, Mike, live in Billings with their children Mark, 10 and Jessie, 7.

"We're excited to have Jody lead our marketing team to the next level of excellence," says Ruebusch. "Jody's communication skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for our brand, our products, and the western industry, along with her understanding of local and national markets will contribute and continue to elevate to the overall success of our organization."

"I consider it both an honor and privilege to serve Montana Silversmiths in this capacity and to help preserve and perpetuate the western heritage in which the company was founded," Lamp says. "I look forward to working with a team of enthusiastic individuals and to help further increase brand awareness and product preference to new markets."

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About Montana Silversmiths:

Established in Columbus, Montana in 1973, Montana Silversmithsr is a pioneer manufacturer and distributor in the western industry. Our skilled craftsmen are the finest in the western industry, perfecting a combination of traditional western designs and crisply executed engraving styles which include buckles, jewelry, and lifestyle products for the western enthusiasts. The company has a solid stable of trusted brands including Montana LifestylesT, Cowboy KickersT Footwear, Attitude Buckles, and of course, the world renowned Montana Silversmithsr Buckles and Jewelry.