(Posted Mon. Sep 19th, 2011)
Sept. 19: The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Natalie Cook, the organization’s new office manager for the Washington office. In this position, Cook serves as the assistant to NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Jon Doggett.
“Natalie brings not only a strong background in legislative issues and organization to the position but also a deep-rooted passion for agriculture,” Doggett said. “Her strengths will complement those of the staffers already on our team. We look forward to utilizing her solid skill set and unique perspective to further our efforts on behalf of corn farmers across the country.”
Cook will also have responsibilities in organizing the CornPAC, special meetings held in Washington, and coordination of other events.
Cook holds a Master of Arts degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Utah State University, with minors in German and Management and Human Resources. Prior to NCGA, she worked as an associate with Jordan and Associates, a lobbying firm, and held several staff positions in Sen. Robert Bennett’s Washington office. An Idaho native, Cook is the daughter of a third-generation potato farmer.