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Corn Refiners Association Welcomes V.P. of Government Relations

Corn Refiners Association Welcomes V.P. of Government Relations

April 21, 2014

CONTACT: David Knowles
(202) 534-3494

WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is pleased to welcome Dan Chartier as Vice President of Government Relations, responsible for congressional and regulatory affairs.

“We are very excited and fortunate to have Dan Chartier join the CRA team,” said John Bode, President and CEO of the CRA. “Dan is an advocate with stellar credibility and keen insight into regulatory policy, especially environmental policy. We are very pleased to have Dan leading our policy efforts.”

Dan comes to the CRA from Edison Electric Institute where he served for six years as Director of Environmental Markets and Air Quality Programs. Prior to that he held positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Environmental Markets Association, where he served as President, PG&E National Energy Group, and Wisconsin Electric Power Company. Dan has also taught Environmental Finance as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work for the CRA,” said Dan. “I look forward to working with the staff and member companies to tackle the challenges facing the corn refining industry.”

Dan joined the CRA on April 21st.


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.

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