March 5, 2014

Grain Growers of Canada Welcomes New Executive Director

OTTAWA, March 5, 2014 – Grain Growers of Canada today announced the appointment of Bryan Rogers as the organization’s Executive Director effective March 3rd, 2014 located in Ottawa.

“We are very pleased to have Bryan join our organization at such a critical time in the industry where collaboration and leadership on many key issues is paramount,” stated Gary Stanford, a farmer from Magrath, Alberta, and President, Board of Directors, Grain Growers of Canada. “Bryan’s career has focussed on advocating the advancement of policy issues on behalf of organizations and constituencies and this strength, combined with his knowledge of government process and collaborative leadership style will be an asset to our organization.”

Bryan grew up in Edmonton with close family ties to farming and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Alberta. His career path includes a combination of government and private sector experience. Prior to joining the Grain Growers of Canada, he was Manager of Government Affairs at Scotiabank, Senior Consultant with Hill & Knowlton, and held senior positions with several Members of Parliament and in a former Opposition Leader’s Office.

“I am extremely excited with the opportunity to serve farmers and industry partners in the goal to pursue a policy environment that ensures domestic and global competitiveness,” stated Bryan. “I am passionate about agriculture, and the chance to work with farm leaders in addressing key issues is a challenge that I embrace. I look forward to further strengthening the significant relationships that Grain Growers has throughout the industry and governments.”

Grain Growers of Canada is a national organization of farm and commodity associations, holding an interest in Canada’s grain industry, comprising grains, oilseeds, pulse and special crops sub-sectors. Our mission and mandate is to pursue a policy environment that maximizes global competitiveness and to influence federal policy on behalf of independent Canadian grain farmers and their associations.

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