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NAWG Officers

Brett Blankenship, President

Gordon Stoner, Vice President

David Schemm, Treasurer

Jimmie Musick, Secretary

Paul Penner, Immediate Past President

NAWG Staff Members

NAWG staff members can be contacted at 202-547-7800, at wheatworld (at) or via individual e-mail addresses listed on their bio pages.

Jim Palmer, Chief Executive Officer

Josh Tonsager, Legislative Director

Molly O’Connor, Government Affairs Advisor

Keira Franz, Environmental Policy Advisor

Hugh Whaley, Director of Corporate Relations

Steve Joehl, Director of Research and Technology

Elizabeth (Liz) Leith, CPA, Director of Finance

Elissa McLerran, Communications and Marketing Manager

Preston Millard, Building and Office Manager

Board and Committee Members

New members of the NAWG Board of Directors are seated at each year’s Commodity Classic. A list of those seated at the 2014 Classic is available here.