The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Peter Magner, who joins the organization this week as manager of renewable fuels in the St. Louis office. Magner brings an excellent combination of experience in research, public policy and energy management to the team. In this new position, he will provide key support to ethanol programs as a direct report to the director of renewable fuels.
“Peter’s impressive education, along with his work experience in conservation and policy, have provided him with a wide range of skills and an impressive base of knowledge” said Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Market Development Amie Gianino. “We look forward to seeing the successes his understanding of sustainability, life-cycle assessments, policy analysis, environmental impact statements and ethanol will bring to the team.”
Magner most recently worked as a forest technician for the Duke University Forest. Previously, he also held other positions with the North Carolina League of Conservation Votes and the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He earned a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
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