Through a series of operating committees of executives from corn refining firms, the association conducts programs of technical service, public relations, and government relations for the association membership. The association is a primary source of educational material on corn and products from corn for schools, government, journalists, agriculture, and agribusiness.


John Bode

President & CEO

Christina Martin

Executive Vice President

Shannon Marshall

Director, Member Services

Cassandra Kuball

Director, Trade & Industry Affairs

Julia Gustafson

Counsel & Director, Legislative Affairs

Allison Cooke

Director, Food Policy

Ben Gruitt

Director, Sustainability & Advanced Bioproducts

Dianne 'DD' Douglass

Director, Operations

Keniece Barbee

Special Assistant to the President & CEO

Kyle Harris

Environmental Affairs / Workplace Safety Manager

Over the last two years CRA has supported the following organizations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • American Soybean Association
  • Bryce Harlow Foundation
  • Congressional Hunger Center
  • Democratic Governors Association
  • Field to Market
  • Food Industry Environmental Network
  • Food Research & Action Center
  • Friends of the National Arboretum
  • Global Child Nutrition Foundation
  • Governors Biofuels Coalition
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • International Dairy Foods Association
  • International Food Information Council
  • International Society for Beverage Technologists
  • Michigan State University
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Association of Business Political Action Committees
  • National Association of Farm Broadcasters
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Association of Wheat Growers
  • National Council of State Legislatures
  • Public Affairs Council
  • Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee
  • Republican Governors Association
  • Starch Round Table University of Illinois
  • Sustainability Leadership Forum
  • The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • U.S. Biotech Crops Alliance
  • United States Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Grains Council
  • University of Minnesota
  • Washington Legal Foundation
  • Washington International Trade Association
  • Women in Government Relations