USA Rice Welcomes New Staff to Start the New Year

Jan 02, 2018
New team for the New Year (from left): Melissa Medina, Asiha Grigsby, and Diana Hill
 Group shot of Melissa Medina,-Asiha Grigsby-& DianaHill in front of rice posters-180102
ARLINGTON, VA -- USA Rice has announced the arrival of three new staff members to start off the new year.

Melissa Medina joins the Finance team as Accounting Manager.  She has been working at USA Rice since mid-October, helping during the busy year-end financial season, and has already picked up Accounts Payable responsibilities.  Melissa has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting.

Diana Hill is the new point-of-contact for everyone visiting, calling, or emailing the Arlington office.  As Assistant Office Manager her duties are widespread and include administration, finance, office management, and Human Resources.  Diana has comprehensive experience in all these fields from previous positions with The Plaza Condominium in Alexandria, Virginia, Veterans United Home Loans, and First Command Financial services.

Asiha Grigsby, a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer, is the new USA Rice Manager of International Promotion and will be assuming responsibility for western hemisphere activities.  Asiha has a wealth of international expertise, is fluent in Spanish, and has a Masters of Public Administration, International Public Service, and Development from Rutgers University.  

“The addition of Asiha, Diana, and Melissa to our team is a great opportunity for USA Rice to start 2018 off strong,” said Betsy Ward, USA Rice President & CEO.  “They bring a broad range of skills and perspectives to the table, and we’re excited to see what they will accomplish here.”