Helen Elmore serves as the director of finance and administration for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
In this capacity, she is responsible for directing the organization’s worldwide financial reporting and administrative services operations. Elmore also ensures the Council is in legal and regulatory compliance with global accounting standards and statutory reporting requirements.
Prior to the Council, Elmore worked for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind as the human resources director. In this capacity, she coordinated salary administration, performance review and all other personnel programs. She established and updated corporate policies and oversaw policies and practices related to performance reviews and compensation.
Elmore also previously served as the director of administration and prior to that manager of administration for the Council where she was responsible for oversight of human resources and benefits programs as well as for meeting planning.
Elmore holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in human kinetics and leisure studies.
Founded in 1960, the U.S. Grains Council works to promote exports of U.S. grains and related products through a network of 10 overseas offices and 30 in-country representatives. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) through programs authorized in the U.S. farm bill.