Advisory Team Leaders

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:

Asia

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John Greer – Nebraska Corn Board

Ethanol

Ethanol A-Team Lead - Jim Galvin - Lakeview Energy - 2018-2019

Jim Galvin – Lakeview Energy, LLC

Innovation and Sustainability

Innovation & Sustainability A-Team Lead - Mark Wilson - Illinois Corn Marketing Board - 2018-2019

Mark Wilson – Illinois Corn Marketing Board

Middle East / Africa

Middle East-Africa A-Team Lead - Martin Kerschen - United Sorghum Checkoff Program - 2018-2019

Martin Kerschen – United Sorghum Checkoff Program

Trade Policy

Trade Policy A-Team Lead - Dan Urnikis - Monsanto - 2018-2019

Dan Urnikis – Bayer CropScience

Value-Added

Value-Added A-Team Lead - Paul Jeschke - Illinois Corn Marketing Board - 2018-2019

Paul Jeschke – Illinois Corn Marketing Board

Western Hemisphere

Western Hemisphere A-Team Lead - Fred Miller - Ohio Corn Marketing Program - 2018-2019

Fred Miller – Ohio Corn Marketing Program