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About ACE


Ethanol’s Here and Now

The American Coalition of Ethanol (ACE) leads the clean-fuel present for a low-carbon future.  We spark collaboration between producers and technology innovators. We build bridges between rural communities and policymakers, between farmers and environmentalists, between retailers and drivers. In other words, we promote understanding and alliances that create opportunities for all Americans. 

It’s a call we’ve answered longer than anyone in renewable fuel. And though we’re proud of our 35+ year record of achievement, we say the most exciting time to be part of this industry is right now.

ACE is a home where ethanol producers join with farmers, consumers, researchers, technology firms, Main Street businesses, automotive companies, cellulosic biofuel leaders, investors, rural electric cooperatives, and businesses that supply and benefit from the ethanol industry.

There’s a place for you here, too.


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Brian Jennings Chief Executive OfficerBrian directs ACE's public policy efforts at the federal and state levels and guides the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Brian Jennings Chief Executive Officer
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Ron Lamberty Chief Marketing OfficerRon oversees ACE's member and industry relations. He also directs ACE's market development efforts, working with petroleum marketers to facilitate the use of ethanol nationwide.
Ron Lamberty Chief Marketing Officer
Katie Muckenhirn Vice President of Public AffairsKatie oversees the organization’s communications and manages all print and electronic collateral media, including press releases, member emails, ACE's magazine Ethanol Today, and more. She also  organizes the Washington, DC fly-in and the annual conference.
Katie Muckenhirn Vice President of Public Affairs
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Shannon Gustafson Senior Director Operations & ProgrammingShannon assists the CEO in the areas of organizational operations and management, and directs projects and programs as assigned.
Shannon Gustafson Senior Director Operations & Programming
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Ashley Borchert Communications ManagerAshley manages ACE's communications and supports its member services. She handles the organization's social media platforms, assists with press and member communications, along with assisting with ACE websites, magazine, events and advocacy efforts.
Ashley Borchert Communications Manager
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Anna Carpenter Member Services CoordinatorAnna assists the CMO in building and maintaining close relationships with ACE members. She also assists the CEO and VP of Public Affairs in scheduling and planning meetings and events for members and staff, helping ensure members are informed and aware of opportunities.
Anna Carpenter Member Services Coordinator



Join the Cause

Your home is here. Stand with the people of ethanol and help lead the clean-fuel present to build a low-carbon future.

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Stay Informed

Keep on top of the news, initiatives and events ACE leads. Read through the latest updates.

ACE Press Releases


History and Victories

Learn how, for over 35 years, ACE has made a difference for ethanol producers, farmers, American consumers and all the places they call home.
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