Helen Bowen McCausland, a certified purchasing manager and senior purchasing agent for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been elected a director for national affairs for the Utah Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management for 1990-91.

McCausland, who served as chapter president in 1989-90, will represent the Utah chapter at the district and national levels. She has been in public relations and professional development and served on the board of directors and as vice president before assuming the top position.She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and worked for her master's degree at Columbia University and finished the work at Brigham Young University in organization communications. She worked for the National Broadcasting Co. and a radio and television agency before coming to Utah for her present job in 1971.