U.S. Headquarters Office

Executive Team

President and CEO
Kim Atkins
Vice President and COO
Melissa George Kessler
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement
Executive Assistant

Ethanol and Economics

Brian Healy
Director of Global Ethanol Market Development
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Manager of Ethanol Trade Policy and Economics
Stella Qian
Manager of Global Ethanol Programs
Ethanol Programs Coordinator

Global Strategies

Kurt Shultz
Senior Director of Global Strategies
Manager Of Global Strategies and Trade
Manager of Global Trade
Katy Wyatt
Manager of Global Strategies
Global Strategies Coordinator

Global Programs

Cary Sifferath
Senior Director of Global Programs
Emily Byron
Manager of Global Programs
Ivy Torres
Manager of Global Programs
Global Programs Coordinator

Trade Policy and Biotechnology

Director of Trade Policy
Trade Policy and Biotechnology Coordinator


Bryan Jernigan
Director of Communications
Communications Coordinator

Industry Relations

Director of Industry Relations
Maria Murphy
Manager of Industry Relations
Rebecca Kane
Meeting Manager
Industry Relations Coordinator

Finance & Administration

Helen Elmore
Director Finance, Administration
Donna Braswell
Manager of Overseas Accounting
Manager of Domestic Accounting
Mevis Clark
Accounting Coordinator
Pooja Pokharel
Manager of Program Funding
Junior Accounting Assistant
Emily Schneider
Receptionist and Administrative Assistant