Visitors to the co-located offices of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) in Washington, D.C., will have a new face greeting them at the front desk.
Shanika Springer takes over as receptionist/administrative assistant on July 8, following the June 21 departure of Brittany Wilson, who is continuing her professional endeavors in Austin, Texas.
“I’d like to thank Brittany for her positive approach to everything she did for us,” said Helen Elmore, USGC director of finance and administration. “Her warmth and her interest along with her support of the work here was appreciated more than she will know! We will definitely miss her presence here.”
Springer will start in the position on July 8. In addition to various administrative duties, she will represent the Council and NCGA by serving as the first point of contact for callers and visitors. Springer is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Howard University, where she is majoring in human development with a minor in communications.
“Shanika comes to us with several years of strong customer service experience in the restaurant industry,” Elmore said. “We anticipate her to continue her predecessor’s path of excellent first impressions for callers and visitors to both NGCA and the Council.”
Please join the Council in wishing Brittany farewell and welcoming Shanika!
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.