2024/26 Leadership Development Program Class Announced

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From left: Everett Willey, Allen Anderson, Carissa Lee, Cole Reiners, Andy Brown, Jason Satterfield (not pictured: John McLain)
Dec 08, 2023
INDIAN WELLS, CA – Members of the 2024/26 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced yesterday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2023 USA Rice Outlook Conference.  The class is comprised of seven rice industry professionals selected by a committee of agribusiness leaders.

“This is an excellent group that displays exceptional leadership potential,” said Rice Foundation Director Dr. Steve Linscombe.  “They also represent a mix of southern and west coast individuals which always makes for good class dynamics.”
The new rice producer class members are Allen Anderson, East Bernard, Texas; Carissa Lee, Maxwell, California; John McLain, Abbeville, Louisiana; Cole Reiners, Mowata, Louisiana; Everett Willey, Nicolaus, California.

The new industry-related class members are Andy Brown, Walker, Louisiana; Jason Satterfield, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

The Rice Leadership Development Program gives young men and women a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. rice industry, with an emphasis on personal development and communication training.  During a two-year period, class members attend four one-week sessions that are designed to strengthen their leadership skills.

John Deere Company, RiceTec, Inc., and American Commodity Company are sponsors of the Rice Leadership Development Program through a grant to The Rice Foundation, and USA Rice manages the program.