USA Rice Staff

Meet the USA Rice Team working on behalf of the entire U.S. rice industry.  If you are a member, please login to view staff contact information.  Visit the Contact Us page to submit general inquiries.
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James Akuetteh

Accounting Manager

Emiley Alston

Accounts Payable & Administrative Coordinator

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Peter Bachmann

President & CEO

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Jenni Bryant

Meetings & Member Services Associate

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Jamison Cruce

Vice President,
Government Affairs

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Jeanette Davis

Senior Director, Meetings & Member Services

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Michele Deadwyler

Manager, Compliance and Grant Administration

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Lesley Dixon

Staff Writer

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Karah Fissel

Director, International Trade Policy

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Asiha Grigsby

Senior Director, International
Promotion Western Hemisphere

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Josh Hankins

Director, Grower Relations & Rice Stewardship Partnership

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Cameron Jacobs

Senior Director,
Domestic Promotion

Julie Jeffrey

Accounting Manager

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Michael Klein

Vice President, Communications & Domestic Promotion

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Steve Linscombe 

Director, The Rice Foundation & Leadership Class Program

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Katie Maher

Strategic Initiatives

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Sarah Moran

Chief Operating Officer

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Sean Mullen


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Eszter Somogyi

Director Europe, Middle East, and Africa

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Kane Webb

Director, Field Services

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Deborah Willenborg

Director, Marketing & Communications

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Emily Woodall

Senior Manager, Rice Conservation Services

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Shelby Young

Government Affairs/PAC