Washington Grain Alliance
The Washington Grain Alliance represents the Washington Grain Commission (WGC) and the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) to create a unified industry voice. The alliance is governed by an Executive Committee (EC), which consists of representatives from each group. With approval from each board of the directors from WAWG and the WGC, the alliance was born on July 1, 2007, and Thomas B. Mick was named the chief executive officer for both groups. In 2012, Mick retired and Glen Squires was named the new CEO of both groups.
The Washington Grain Alliance strives to speak with one voice for the 20 Eastern Washington counties that produce mass amounts of grain. To make the alliance better strategically positioned for the future, the WGA prides itself on its grassroots involvement at the producer level.
Glen Squires - WGC & WAWG Chief Executive Officer
Mary Palmer Sullivan - WGC Vice President
Scott Yates - WGC Director of Communications & Producer Relations
Sheila McCrea - WGC Finance & Administrative Specialist
Parker Dawson - WGC Systems & Data Processing Specialist
Shari McCarthy - WGC Receptionist & Accounts Specialist
Michelle Hennings - WAWG Finance & Events Director
Chauna Carlson - WAWG Administrative Assistant
Kara Rowe - WAWG Outreach & Affairs Director
LORI WILLIAMS - WAWG Outreach Coordinator
Kevin Gaffney - Wheat Life Advertising Sales Manager
Trista Crossley - Wheat Life Editor