In Nebraska, the Association of Nebraska Ethanol Producers announced Mark Palmer as its new executive director beginning January 1, 2016. Palmer comes to Nebraska from the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Dick Durbin (Ill.). In addition to his work as a senior policy advisor to Sen. Durbin, Palmer has worked to promote biofuels for the National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association, and as the Director of Office of External Affairs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“We are very excited to have someone like Mark who combines Midwestern roots with deep policy knowledge set to lead ANEEP,” stated ANEEP President Ted Free. “Representing the second largest ethanol producing state, ANEEP is poised to expand and grow its voice in state, regional and national discussions on the future of renewable fuels. We are confident that Mark is the right person to lead ANEEP through this period.”
Palmer added, “I am looking forward to working with ANEEP’s board to grow the association and its activities. Ethanol is important to Nebraska and Nebraska is important to the ethanol industry. I hope to build on the solid work of ANEEP to promote the production and use of ethanol in Nebraska and around the country.”