(Posted Wed. May 8th, 2013)
May 8: The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Beth Elliott, who joins the organization as a director of public policy. Elliott, who has worked in a variety of agriculturally focused positions in Washington, will handle ethanol and other energy issues at NCGA’s Washington office.
“Beth is an incredibly valuable addition to our team, and we are excited to be able to utilize her broad knowledge base to further enhance our biofuels program,” said NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Jon Doggett. “She brings a deep understanding of both public policy and agriculture to the position and will be a major asset as we confront the challenges facing our ethanol industry on the Hill.”
In her most recent position, Elliott served as director of legislative affairs at the National Grain and Feed Association. Previously, she served as legislative director to Representative Tom Perriello (D-Va.); Legislative Assistant for Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.) and legislative assistant with Representative Dennis Cardoza (D-CA).
Elliott holds a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in government and international politics with an English minor from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Additionally, Elliott earned a certificate from the Energy and Minerals Field Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
Elliott has personal experience in farming, as her family owns and operates a dairy farm in Virginia.