The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) promoted Stella Qian to manager of global ethanol programs in the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, effective December 2. Her new role follows the promotion of Lucas Szabo to manager of global ethanol market development.
Qian previously served the Council as the manager of trade teams, joining the organization in 2012. In this capacity, she coordinated planning and travel logistics for teams visiting the United States on trade missions.
In her new position, Qian will help scale up global ethanol resources, implement programs and develop strategy for ethanol market development efforts.
“During her tenure at the Council, Stella has made critical contributions throughout the Unified Export Strategy (UES) process, in program standardization and leading China ethanol training efforts – preparing her to make immediate and lasting contributions in our effort to expand global ethanol trade,” said Brian Healy, USGC director of global ethanol market development. “Stella’s institutional experience will further build cohesion and integrate the ethanol effort across all program areas and offices, a critical element for long-term success.”
Qian is originally from Hangzhou, China. She is a graduate of George Washington University, where she earned a master’s degree in tourism administration with a concentration in event and meeting planning.
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.