The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has promoted Lucas Szabo to manager of global ethanol market development in the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, following Brian Healy’s promotion to director of global ethanol market development.
Szabo joined the Council in June 2014 as global strategies coordinator. In June 2017, he was promoted to manager of export programs, assisting with the Council’s ethanol export strategies, market development programs and policy engagement.
In his new position, Szabo will help design strategy and implement programs for the Council’s global ethanol market development effort.
“Lucas has made critical contributions in executing the past three ethanol summits,” Healy said. “He has deepened his technical knowledge of ethanol, preparing him for further out-facing engagements that support our mission of expanded global ethanol use.”
Prior to joining the Council, Szabo worked for Amsco Global as an export trade specialist, where he exported industrial and safety materials to the oil and gas industries of the Middle East. Szabo also previously served as a business management intern for CG/LA Infrastructure, where he conducted market research of global infrastructure projects and coordinated operations between the D.C. and Brazilian offices.
Szabo earned a bachelor’s degree in international business with a minor in Spanish from Marist College.
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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 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 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.