Stewart Glendinning has been selected to serve as Tyson Foods' group president of prepared foods. He previously was the executive vice president and chief financial officer. Glendinning joined the company in 2017 from Molson Coors Brewing Co., where he served as president and CEO, International. 

Stewart Glendinning.jpegStewart Glendinning, Tyson FoodsJohn R. Tyson has added chief financial officer to his title for Tyson Foods. Tyson will continue to serve as the company’s vice president of strategy and chief sustainability officer. He joined the company in 2019 after holding various roles in investment banking, private equity, and venture capital, including at J.P. Morgan. 

Amy Tu has been named president, international, and chief administrative officer for Tyson Foods, expanding her current leadership role as executive vice president and chief legal officer and secretary of global governance and corporate affairs. Tu joined Tyson Foods in 2017 as general counsel. Before joining Tyson Foods, she held various global leadership roles at the Boeing Co. and Walmart Inc.

Tom Haag has been elected as the new president of the National Corn Growers Association. Haag has farmed corn and soybeans in Eden Valley, Minnesota, for over 40 years. He has served on the Minnesota Corn Growers Association board since 2010 and the NCGA board since 2016. He also served as the NCGA’s first vice president in 2021.

Tom Haag 2021.png Wyoming Director of Agriculture Doug Miyamoto has been tapped as the next president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He will host the 2023 NASDA Annual Meeting next year in Cheyenne on Sept. 11-13. NASDA members also elected Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler as vice president, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward as second vice president, and Maine Commissioner of Agriculture Amanda Beal as secretary-treasurer. New York Commissioner of ­Agriculture Richard A. Ball will serve as NASDA’s past president, and Washington Director of Agriculture Derek Sandison will serve in the at-large position. New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture Shawn Jasper was elected to serve as the northeastern representative, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate as the midwestern representative,  and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg as the western representative.

The Fertilizer Institute has added Tom Lynch to its staff as the new head of government affairs. He previously served as the vice president of congressional affairs for the American Short Line and Regional Railroads Association and general counsel for National Tank Truck Carriers.

Harry Vroomen has retired from TFI after 30 years with the organization. He served as the group's economist. TFI Director of Market Intelligence Jason Troendle has been selected to fill the economist role. Leanna Nigon has been named the director of agronomy. She earned her master's degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Patrick Delaney is moving to Walmart to be the new director of federal government affairs. Delaney previously served on the majority staff of the Senate Agriculture Committee as the director of external affairs.

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The ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, Kevin Brady of Texas, has made changes to his committee staff. Sean Clerget now serves as the Republican chief oversight counsel. He previously served as oversight counsel. Brittany Havens is now the senior professional staff member for the Subcommittee on Oversight. She previously served as a professional staff member at the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. James O’Brien has moved over to the committee as a professional staff member for the Trade Subcommittee. He previously served three years in Brady’s personal office, and most recently was the legislative director focusing on trade, tax, and Texas issues. Casey Quinn has joined Brady’s staff as a professional staff member for the Health Subcommittee. She previously served as the health policy adviser in the office of Ways and Means member Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio.

Autumn Lankford.jpegAutumn Lankford, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Autumn Lankford has joined the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as the new government relations manager. She previously worked at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture as manager of public policy.

CropLife America has elected Andy Lee as the new chairman of the CLA board of directors. Lee is the president and CEO of Valent North America and will hold the chairman title for the next two years. He succeeds Paul Rea of BASF Corp., who led the board from 2020 to 2022.

Seth Ruff has been hired by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting as the new events manager. He previously worked for Aramark at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, where he served as a suites and catering manager.

Ed Beaman has retired from the U.S. Soybean Export Council, where he served as the chief operating officer. He has been with USSEC since 2010. He has started his own consulting business called Global Consulting Solutions. 

John Goodin has left the Environmental Protection Agency after 32 years of service.  He most recently served as the director of the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. He first joined the agency in 1990 as a biologist for the Wetlands Regulatory Branch. 


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