WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013- National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) Chief Executive Officer Dana Peterson voluntarily resigned “due to personal circumstances,” effective Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. 

NAWG President Erik Younggren announced he will serve as CEO while a recently formed search committee works to find a new CEO of the organization.

“In her resignation letter, Peterson thanked the NAWG Board for the opportunity to serve the nation’s wheat growers and wheat industry and described her time at the Association working with the NAWG staff, Board and state staff as ‘one of my life’s greatest pleasures,’” Younggren said. “Dana served us well for the three years she was in the CEO position, and we thank her for her tireless, passionate work for the Association and the nation’s wheat growers on Capitol Hill and beyond.”



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