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ACE elects board of directors at annual meeting

Minneapolis, MN (August 15, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the re-election of several board members and the election of two new representatives to the organization’s board of directors during its annual meeting prior to ACE’s 31st annual conference in Minneapolis.

Six incumbents were re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms:

·         Ron Alverson, representing Dakota Ethanol

·         John Christianson, representing Christianson PLLP

·         Kenton Johnson, representing Granite Falls Energy

·         Anthony Mock, representing the North Dakota Corn Growers Association

·         Doug Punke, representing RPMG

·         Brian Vasa, representing Nebraska Public Power District

 Two new members were elected to serve on the board of directors for a three-year term:

·         Pam Miller, representing Siouxland Ethanol

·         Bill Dartt, representing Cardinal Ethanol 

“The ACE board and staff have impressed me for a long time with their dedication to and expertise in the ethanol industry,” Miller said. “It's an honor for me to join the ACE board of directors and serve alongside other board members who provide the leadership necessary to move our industry forward.  I'm looking forward to exploring creative ideas that can drive usage of ethanol here in the Midwest where 90 percent of the ethanol is made but the amount of ethanol used is lower than the national average.  This is an opportunity to add value to our product in our own backyard.  ACE has long been the champion of grassroots efforts that make a difference and I'm anxious to help with these efforts.”

“I’ve followed ACE for five years and attended four annual meetings, so I’m anxious to participate in ACE’s efforts to strengthen the ethanol and agriculture industries by partnering with local stations throughout the country,” Dartt said.

“Pam and Bill are exceptional advocates for our industry, and we’re happy to have them join the other dedicated active volunteers who make up our board of directors and represent the grassroots diversity of our entire membership,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO. “ACE members can be rest assured they’re well-represented by the resolve, expertise and experience the board members bring to the table and ACE is grateful for their leadership.”

A complete roster of the ACE board of directors is available here.

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