Allison Nepveux joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on June 15 as the manager of trade policy in the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.
In this role, Nepveux will support the Council’s trade policy work by implementing creative and effective initiatives to advance trade policy and market access goals and reduce barriers that affect the export of coarse grains and co-products.
“I am pleased and excited to add Allison’s great enthusiasm to our work advancing international trade,” said Floyd Gaibler, USGC director of trade policy and biotechnology. “Her experience and perspective on the importance of developing markets for U.S. farmers will further strengthen the Council’s trade policy work.”
Prior to the Council, Nepveux worked for the United Fresh Produce Association as the manager of technology and equipment. In this capacity, she was responsible for executing the United FreshTEC Expo, managing a board of directors in the fresh-cut and value-added segment and driving membership value for emerging and established technology and equipment brands.
Nepveux has also served as the independent broker relations manager for Nesvick Trading Group, an introducing brokerage firm in Memphis, Tennessee, where she managed margin calls, executed grain trades and communicated policy analyses. She also completed internships with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS) and U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Lima, Peru.
Nepveux earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness with a certificate in international trade and a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University.
Please join the Council in welcoming Allison!
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.