Donna Braswell, the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) manager of overseas accounting, was recognized for her 30 years of service to the organization in February at the 20th International Marketing Conference and 63rd Annual Membership Meeting.
Braswell began her tenure with the organization when it was still known as the “U.S. Feed Grains Council,” having an interest in the overseas aspect of the work. Over the years, she has held several roles with the Council.
“I’ve had three positions with the Council,” Braswell said. “I started as the overseas accounting assistant for three years. Next, I moved to the global programs side as manager of programs for three years, working as the liaison between Council staff and USDA/FAS. I was then asked by former President and CEO Tom Sleight to return to the accounting department as the manager of overseas accounting, my current position.”
Braswell has had many memorable experiences during her tenure, but her favorite comes from the Southeast Asia region.
“One of my most memorable trips was to Bangkok, Thailand. I went three days before a conference and spent time touring the city with then Vice President Richard Krajack. We had such a great time .”
Like many others recognized this February for their service to the Council, Braswell most enjoys the people she has encountered in her job with the Council.
“The people I have met and worked with over the years have been vast and memorable; some remain lifelong friends,” she said. “I enjoy interacting with the international accountants and colleagues in our worldwide offices. I’ve traveled to parts of the world and absorbed other cultures that I would not have experienced on my own.”
In her free time, Braswell enjoys spending time with her family and working on her hobbies.
“I enjoy time with my family from Niagara Falls, NY. I am also a talented seamstress and love to quilt when time allows.”
Please join the Council in congratulating Donna on her 30 years of service!
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.