The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently recognized Gloria Chou for her 10 years of service to the organization’s office in Taiwan.
Chou reached the 10-year milestone in March 2021, but was celebrated at the 19th International Marketing Conference (IMC) and 62nd Annual Membership Meeting in Greenville, S.C. this February.
She first joined the Council as the financial administrator in Taiwan in 2011, and since then has been focused on supporting the Taiwan office and sharing the advantages of U.S. grains to customers and other stakeholders.
“The position first interested me because of the United States’ reputation as being the world leader in agriculture,” Chou said. “Since then, I’ve seen how committed the Council is to building and expanding international markets for U.S. grains and co-products.”
Chou said one of her favorite Council memories involves a trip to the United States.
“The World Pork Expo in Des Moines was an amazing event to help the new generation of Taiwanese hog producers form long-term partnerships,” Chou said. “The event impacted those hog producers’ views of trade and technology. They saw there that U.S. corn growers are reliable and sustainable partners for the world’s growing need of food, feed and fuel.”
When asked what she enjoys about her job, Chou referenced a popular saying: he that travels far knows much.
“I have expanded my horizon while working for the Council,” Chou said. “Not only am I responsible for the finances, but I also get to participate in our programs. I have enjoyed exploring many new places, like Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota, while also providing information and trade service to our local customers.”
Outside of work, Chou enjoys painting, traveling and is a big fan of comics and animation.
Please join the Council in thanking Gloria Chou for her continued commitment to the organization!
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 28 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.