The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) promoted Brian Healy to director of global ethanol market development, effective Aug. 14.
Healy previously served as the manager of ethanol export market development, providing expertise in ethanol export strategy development, managing programs and overseeing policy engagement for the Council’s global ethanol program.
“Brian has been a pillar of the ethanol program for the past two and a half years as we have ramped up our ethanol promotion efforts around the world,” said Ryan LeGrand, USGC president and chief executive officer (CEO). “He was instrumental in planning and executing our past two ethanol summits and is hard at work with his team now in planning the Global Ethanol Summit, scheduled for this October.”
Prior to joining the Council, Healy worked on ethanol issues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS) in the Office of Global Analysis and in the FAS Ag Affairs office in Warsaw, Poland.
He graduated from the University of California–Davis with a master’s degree in agricultural economics and also earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.
In his new position, Healy will assume additional responsibilities for overseeing the execution, implementation and evaluation of the Council’s global ethanol activities and projects.
“The task at hand is challenging, and Brian is conscious of the urgent need to move more gallons into export markets,” LeGrand said. “Please join me in congratulating Brian as he helps our industry expand the global use and trade of ethanol.”
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.