Nebraska ethanol producers replace Schmit with former Durbin aide
This article first appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star and was published on Nov 10, 2015.
The Association of Nebraska Ethanol Producers announced Mark Palmer will become its new executive director beginning Jan. 1, 2016, replacing Loran Schmit, considered one of the industry's pioneers.
Palmer comes to Nebraska from the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). In addition to his work as a senior policy advisor to Sen. Durbin, Palmer has promoted biofuels for the National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association, and as the director of the Office of External Affairs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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