The Council has seven Advisory Teams, also known as A-Teams, that engage members in the organization’s export market development efforts. These teams include Asia, Innovation & Sustainability, Ethanol, Middle East/Africa, Trade Policy, Value-Added and Western Hemisphere.
The USGC chairman appoints A-Team leaders each July in association with the Council’s annual Board of Delegates meeting.
A-Team leaders are charged with communicating the actions of their A-Teams to the Board of Directors. Each A-Team consists of representatives of the Council membership, as well as a Council Board liaison and a USGC staff liaison. A-Team members serve two-year terms and meet twice annually, plus additional times via conference call or in person as determined by each team.
The appointed leaders are as follows:
Ryan Wagner – South Dakota Corn Utilization Council
Jim Galvin – Lakeview Energy, LLC
Duane Aistrope – Iowa Corn Promotion Board
Martin Kerschen – United Sorghum Checkoff Program
Jeffrey Nawn – DuPont Pioneer
Paul Jeschke – Illinois Corn Marketing Board
Fred Miller – Ohio Corn Marketing Program