9/25/23 • GeneralTrade

CRA Welcomes Kristy Goodfellow as Vice President of Trade and Industry Affairs

September 25, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) announced that Kristy Goodfellow has joined their team as Vice President of Trade and Industry Affairs. In this position, Goodfellow will provide strategic and tactical leadership to CRA and its members on trade policy, statistical and co-products reporting programs, transportation issues, and industry affairs. 

“Kristy is a proven agriculture trade policy professional with experience negotiating and enforcing bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. CRA is proud Kristy is joining our team,” said CRA President and CEO John Bode. “Kristy has the expertise and skills to lead CRA as we strive to be a good neighbor in the agriculture trade policy community.”

Prior to joining CRA, Goodfellow served as the Director of World Trade Organization (WTO) Affairs at the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). In that role, Goodfellow collaborated with U.S. agriculture industry groups to ensure the coordination of global trade positions. She led the teams supporting WTO negotiations, WTO committee-level enforcement, WTO dispute settlement, and review of sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade that were notified to the WTO.

Goodfellow’s experience also includes serving as: Deputy Director at USDA, FAS, Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs where she represented the U.S. at the WTO Committee on Agriculture and oversaw staff working on bilateral enforcement; and as Senior Trade Advisor at FAS where she worked extensively on trade barriers in Canada and Mexico and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiations. 

Goodfellow is the recipient of numerous professional honors including a 2022 FAS Administrator Award for work on the WTO 12th Ministerial Conference and a 2020 Secretary’s Honor Award for her outstanding contributions to American Agriculture through the USMCA negotiation. Goodfellow holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business administration from Coe College and a Master of Public Policy with an emphasis on global policy from the University of Minnesota. She is originally from Iowa, where her family farms.


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, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil, and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.