Kyle Gilliam joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on October 7 as the manager of global strategies and trade at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.
In this role, Gilliam will assist the global strategies team in supervising the Council’s overseas offices and supporting market development programs, particularly in South Asia. He will also provide trade servicing expertise to strengthen the Council’s relationships with U.S. and global traders and Council customers and end-users worldwide.
“Kyle has extensive experience in agriculture, including growing up on a cattle and wheat farm in Texas,” said Kurt Shultz, USGC senior director of global strategies. “He adds an additional resource for our overseas offices and helps build the overall strength of the global strategies team.”
Before joining the Council, Gilliam taught at Virginia Tech University, in addition to working in the private sector and as an agricultural educator.
Gilliam earned a doctorate in agricultural communication and education at Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in agriculture education from the University of Florida.
Please join the Council in welcoming Kyle!
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.