Lucas Szabo serves as the manager of ethanol export programs 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, Szabo assists in developing and managing implementation of export strategies, market development programs, and policy engagement in the Council’s worldwide ethanol program.
Szabo previously worked as the global strategies coordinator with USGC where he supported the global strategies, trade policy and biotechnology departments, and provided administrative support.
Prior to the Council, Szabo worked for Amsco Global as an export specialist. In that capacity, he exported industrial and safety materials to companies operating within the oil and gas industries of the Middle East. Szabo also previously served as a business management intern for CG/LA Infrastructure where he conducted market research of global infrastructure projects and coordinated operations between the company’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and its office in Brazil.
Szabo holds a bachelor’s degree from Marist College in International Business with a minor in Spanish.
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.