Staff Directory - International Headquarters

Executive Team

Tom Sleight
President and CEO
Kimberly Karst Atkins
Vice President and COO
Wendie Cable
Executive Assistant

Ethanol and Economics

Chief Economist
A. Kongs
Manager of Ethanol Export Programs
Graduate Fellow in Economics and Policy Analysis

Global Strategies

Kurt Shultz
Senior Director of Global Strategies
Alvaro Cordero
Manager of Global Trade
Manager of Global Trade
Anne Zaczek
Manager of Global Development Programs
Lucas Szabo
Global Strategies Coordinator

Global Programs

Senior Director of Global Programs
Sunxing Qian
Manager of Trade Teams
Heidi Bringenberg
Manager of Global Programs
Global Programs Coordinator

Trade Policy and Biotechnology

Floyd Gaibler
Director of Trade Policy and Biotechnology
Manager of Global Biotechnology


Melissa Kessler
Director of Communications


Director of Industry Relations
Valerie Smiley
Manager of Membership Administration
Membership and Communications Coordinator

Finance & Administration

Director Finance, Administration
Donna Braswell
Manager of Overseas Accounting
Jon Weiss
Manager of Domestic Accounting
Mevis Clark
Accounting Coordinator
Junior Accounting Assistant
Yeshake "Isaac" Belete
IT service support specialist

Outside Legal Counsel