The Corn Refiners Association is full of hardworking men and women who are busy behind the scenes every day, helping our members achieve their goals and advocating for issues that matter in our industry.  Our CRA Staff Profile series is dedicated to highlighting the brilliant individuals at CRA – learning more about their roles and accomplishments and even discovering a little bit about what they like to do outside of the office.

Kent Roberson Senior Manager of Government Relations
Meet Kent Roberson, Senior Manager of Government Relations. Kent joined CRA in 2021, bringing with him nearly 10 years of experience as a professor of political science at the University of Maryland and deep roots in the state’s local government. He provides key support of CRA’s legislative efforts and directly advocates before the highest levels of government to advance the organization’s policy goals. As a seasoned political advocate and one of the newest additions to ...
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Keniece Barbee
Meet Keniece Barbee, Director of The Executive Office and PBPC Member Services. Keniece joined CRA in 2016, bringing a breadth of experience managing high-level executives that worked with U.S. House and Senate members and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. She provides strategic management to CRA and its Board of Directors to advance our organization’s priorities and goals. Keniece is also Director of Member Services of the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), where she works to ...
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Eamon Monahan
In this month’s staff profile, learn more about Eamon Monahan, Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Workplace Safety. Eamon joined CRA in 2019 after spending more than a decade at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he managed an energy efficiency program designed to help consumers and businesses become more sustainable. He provides experienced and strategic leadership to CRA and its members regarding biogenic CO2 emissions, air quality, and workplace safety standards, among others. Eamon is ...
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Jessica Bowman, Vice President of Advanced Bioproducts
Meet Jessica Bowman, Vice President of Advanced Bioproducts. Jessica joined CRA in 2019, bringing nearly two decades of experience in trade associations in the chemical and aviation sectors. She provides strategic leadership to CRA and its members regarding legislative and regulatory priorities and industry affairs. Jessica is also Executive Director of the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC), where she advocates for broader adoption of renewable, plant-based product inputs. By pushing for collaboration and forward thinking ...
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Justin Maroccia
Learn more about CRA’s Senior Manager of Sustainability, Justin Maroccia. As Senior Manager of Sustainability, Justin works to promote sustainability practices for CRA’s member and partners and leads the CRA Sustainability Committee. Justin was also selected to join the Environmental Law Institute’s Emerging Leaders Initiative 2021 cohort. Check out our May staff profile to learn more about Justin! Q: How long have you been with the Corn Refiners Association, and what is your role in ...
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Allison Cooke
This month, we’re spotlighting CRA’s Vice President of Food Policy, Allison Cooke! In her role, Allison leads development and execution of science-based policy regarding food, nutrition, agriculture, and product safety and quality at the international, federal, state, and local levels. She also coordinates Health & Wellness and Product Safety & Quality Committees. Additionally, Allison regularly monitors, evaluates, analyzes, and reports on government policies, regulations, food industry trends, impacts, threats, and opportunities, providing strategic insights and ...
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Michael Anderson, Vice President of Trade and Industry, Corn Refiners Association
Meet Michael Anderson, Vice President of Trade and Industry Affairs. Michael joined CRA in 2018, bringing over 25 years of experience in international trade, agriculture, and economics in the government and private sectors. He provides strategic and tactical leadership to CRA and its members regarding trade policy, transportation, and co-products reporting programs, and industry affairs. Michael is also Vice President of the Plants Based Products Council (PBPC), providing strategic and tactical leadership to PBPC and ...
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