WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Allison Nepveux joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) as the manager of trade policy in the organization’s Washington, D.C., U.S., headquarters.
In this role, Nepveux will support the council’s trade policy work by implementing creative and effective initiatives to advance trade policy and market access goals and reduce barriers that affect the export of coarse grains and co-products.
“I am pleased and excited to add Allison’s great enthusiasm to our work advancing international trade,” said Floyd Gaibler, USGC director of trade policy and biotechnology. “Her experience and perspective on the importance of developing markets for U.S. farmers will further strengthen the Council’s trade policy work.”
Prior to the USGC, Nepveux worked for the United Fresh Produce Association as the manager of technology and equipment. In this capacity, she was responsible for executing the United FreshTEC Expo, managing a board of directors in the fresh-cut and value-added segment and driving membership value for emerging and established technology and equipment brands.
Nepveux also has served as the independent broker relations manager for Nesvick Trading Group, a commodity trading firm in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., where she managed margin calls, executed grain trades and communicated policy analyses. She also completed internships with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service and U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Lima, Peru.
Nepveux received a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness with a certificate in international trade and a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M University.