Redfern Joins Ethanol Team As Global Ethanol Program Coordinator

Samantha Redfern has joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) as global ethanol program coordinator, effective April 29, 2024.

Samantha Redfern

In this role, Redfern is responsible for providing support to the global ethanol market development team, organizing staff and member travel, making arrangements for visiting teams, facilitating program planning, handling correspondence, reports, data and information management, in addition to being responsible for invoice compliance tracking and contracting.

Redfern previously worked with her regional county district focusing on grant writing, research initiatives and community support programs. She also has a background in refugee services, legal clerking and non-profit internship management.

“We are delighted to have Samantha become a part of the USGC staff as she brings a plethora of project facilitation and coordination experience,” said Mackenzie Boubin, USGC director of global ethanol export development. “Samantha’s eagerness to learn, approachable demeanor, organizational abilities and robust communication skills will serve the Council and the ethanol team well in our future programmatic efforts.”

Redfern holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia from 2021-2022. She fills this position following the promotion of Cierra Walker to executive assistant.

Please join the Council in welcoming Samantha.