Update: Farm Hands on the Potomac
By Jim Webster
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Denise Bode announced Friday that she'll leave Jan. 1 after four years as CEO of the American Wind Energy Association to return to private practice as a tax attorney. Bode previously led the American Clean Skies Foundation and Independent Petroleum Association of America, was an elected member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission for 10 years and worked six years on the staff of then-U.S. Sen. David Boren, D-Okla., as Senate Finance Committee tax counsel. Rob Gramlich, senior VP for public policy, was named interim CEO. Gramlich joined AWEA in 2005; he was an economic advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2001-05.
retired this month as VP, government and industry affairs after 23 years at
the Livestock Marketing Association in
Alan Christian, deputy administrator for packers and stockyards at USDA's Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration, will retire Jan. 3. He moved to GIPSA in May 2006 after six years as director of investigative and enforcement services at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. He began his career with APHIS Veterinary Services as an animal health technician under the brucellosis eradication program.
The International Dairy Foods Association promoted John P. Kelly to director of international affairs. Prior to joining IDFA in 2010, Kelly worked for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service helping coordinate international technical assistance with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation and land-grant universities.
one-time chief of staff and communications director for former Rep. Larry
Combest, R-Texas, has joined the Story Partners public affairs firms as senior
VP in its
Robert White, USDA's
Food and agriculture experts among 701 new fellows of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be recognized in February
at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston: James