Advanced Bioproducts Committee

  • The Advanced Bio Products Committee is responsible for providing the Board recommendations regarding policies that may facilitate development of a bioindustrial products market for the corn refining industry, but excludes operational aspects such as environmental regulatory matters. The Advanced Bioproducts Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Providing oversight to CRA bioindustrial product related activities.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Ben Gruitt at [email protected] or 202-331-2028.

Communications Committee

  • The Communications Committee is responsible for providing the Board recommendations regarding CRA education and marketing activities, the public image of CRA and the corn wet milling industry, and other communication matters. The Communications Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Ensuring a positive image of the Corn Refiners Association and the corn wet milling industry, especially among the audience and stakeholders whom the Board regards as important to realizing the strategic aims of the CRA.
    • Providing oversight over ongoing education and marketing activities and regularly reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Christina Martin at [email protected] or 202-534-3498.

Environmental Affairs Committee

  • The Environmental Affairs Committee is responsible for providing the Board recommendations regarding environmental matters, particularly matters generally regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including air quality, water quality, pollution prevention, and toxins. The Environmental Affairs Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Providing oversight over environmental regulatory activities.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Kyle Harris at [email protected] or 202-534-3501.

Government Relations Committee

  • The Government Relations Committee is responsible for providing guidance, oversight, and support to CRA’s government relations function and recommendations to the Board regarding advocacy of CRA policy objectives. The Government Relations Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Developing strategies to effectively advance CRA policy objectives.
    • Ensuring a positive public image of the CRA and the corn wet milling industry, especially among Congress, the Executive Branch, CRA’s strategic partners, and other key audiences and stakeholders.
    • Providing guidance, oversight and support for CRA government relations activities.
    • Regularly reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Julia Gustafson at [email protected] or 202-534-3496.

Health & Wellness Committee

  • The Health & Wellness Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to the Board regarding the public health role of refined corn products, including research that supports the nutrition education mission of the CRA. The Health & Wellness Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Reviewing and recommending research in support of educational campaign goals.
    • Providing oversight over the results over ongoing research activities.
    • Providing recommendations regarding the public health role of refined corn products.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Allison Cooke at [email protected] or 202-534-3495.

Product Safety & Quality Committee

  • The Product Safety and Quality Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to the Board regarding a range of product safety and quality matters generally regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Product Safety & Quality Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Providing oversight over activities concerning product safety and quality.
    • Overseeing and advising on activities by the Co-Products Subcommittee.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Allison Cooke at [email protected] or 202-534-3495.

Co-Products Subcommittee

  • The Co-Products Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing and providing recommendations to Product Safety & Quality Committee on industry issues that concern corn oil, corn gluten feed, and corn gluten meal. The Co-Products Subcommittee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Monitors and provides guidance on market reporting programs.
    • Overseeing international biotech issues for feed products with the Trade Committee.
    • Reporting on domestic and international market issues concerning co-products to the Product Safety & Quality Committee.
  • For more information, contact Cassandra Kuball at [email protected] or 202-534-3503.

Statistical Reporting Committee

  • The Statistical Reporting Committee is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and usefulness of the Association’s shipment and grind reports via oversight of the Statistical Reporting Program. The Statistical Reporting Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Working with CRA staff and Vault Consulting LLC to ensure CRA’s statistical reporting program meets the expectations of member companies.
    • Ensuring that the industry reports are as accurate and useful as possible.
    • Periodically reviewing reporting categories (both products and end-uses).
    • Periodically reviewing procedures to maintain the highest level of accuracy in the statistical reporting program.
    • Reviewing the Manual Relating to Statistical Reports of the Corn Refiners Association on a bi-annual basis.
    • Reviewing Monthly Reports and informing Vault or CRA of any concerns.
    • Conducting an annual compliance review of company adherence to reporting procedures.
    • Guiding company participation in the audit program (3-year cycle) of the statistical reporting program.
  • For more information, contact Cassandra Kuball at [email protected] or 202-534-3503.

Sustainability Committee

  • The Sustainability Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to the Board regarding sustainability matters related to refined corn products. The Sustainability Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Providing oversight over sustainability matters.
    • Coordinating with the Environmental Affairs Committee regarding CRA environmental policy matters.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Ben Gruitt at [email protected] or 202-331-2028.

Trade Committee

  • The Trade Committee is responsible for providing the Board recommendations regarding international trade matters that could affect the corn refining industry. The Trade Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Providing oversight over trade matters.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Cassandra Kuball at [email protected] or 202-534-3503.

Transportation Committee

  • The Transportation Committee provide advice and guidance to CRA staff on legislative and regulatory issues related to transportation. The Transportation Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Reviewing and recommending research in support of educational campaign goals.
    • Providing oversight over the results of ongoing research activities.
    • Providing recommendations regarding the public health role of refined corn products.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Julia Gastufson at [email protected] or 202-534-3496.

Workplace Safety Committee

  • The Workplace Safety Committee is responsible for providing the Board recommendations and promoting workplace matters generally regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Workplace Safety Committee’s specific areas of accountability include:
    • Providing oversight over regulatory activities concerning workplace safety.
    • Collecting industry statistics concerning workplace safety.
    • Reporting on the committee’s activities to the Board.
  • For more information, contact Kyle Harris at [email protected] or 202-534-3501.