USW is pleased to announce that Ben Conner has been promoted to Director of Policy to lead the USW policy team’s efforts and manage relations with wheat value chain organizations.
Current USW Vice President of Policy Dalton Henry will depart USW on Dec. 30, 2016, to take a position as Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman-Elect Roger Marshall. Henry will have the opportunity to work on policy affecting his home district in Kansas.
“We recognize that this is an opportunity Dalton should not pass up and, while we will miss him at USW, we congratulate him and thank him for his service to wheat farmers in Kansas and across the United States,” said USW President Alan Tracy. “Trade policy is a critical part of our mission to open new overseas markets and Ben is well prepared to take up to the challenge. With Policy Specialist Elizabeth Westendorf focusing on food aid, innovative breeding and production policies and other areas, our policy team will keep advancing our aggressive USW trade policy agenda.”
Conner joined USW in 2014 as Assistant Director of Policy at the organization’s Headquarters Office in Arlington, VA, after spending five years working in agriculture and trade policy in the office of U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns. He also has extensive academic experience in international affairs and agricultural economics. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/1mW1Hgq.
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