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MNLA Member Jennifer Edney Elected President of International Trade Association

Tuesday, December 11, 2018  

Jennifer Edney, Edney Distributing Co., Inc., Lakeville, Minnesota, has been elected President of the Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association (EMDA) – the international trade association of shortline equipment marketing & distribution firms. Edney will preside over official EMDA activities for the coming year. She assumed the office during the Association’s Annual Meeting and Fall Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 31 – November 2, 2018. EMDA member firms are reps and distributors of shortline agricultural and outdoor power equipment and related specialty products.


Edney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, a Professional in Human Resources designation from the HR Certification Institute, and a Wholesale Distribution Management Certificate through The Ohio State University’s Executive Education Program. She participates in national and regional gatherings of The Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association and the Society for Human Resource Management. Jennifer joined Edney Distributing Company, Inc. in 2008 to support the Company in a time of change and is currently the company’s Vice President. Prior to working in the family business, she held sales, operations, and management roles at companies including Gateway, Target, and The Hartford.


Founded in 1951, longtime MNLA member company Edney Distributing Company, Inc. serves its dealer network from four warehouses in the Upper-Midwest. They supply attachments, specialized equipment, and parts from manufacturers around the world. Edney offers dealers marketing, logistics, warranty support, and training along with other value-added services. Jennifer’s father, Doug Edney, is the President of the company.


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