NAWG selects Goule as new CEO

By Sara Wyant

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2015 – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) selected Chandler Goule as their new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 5.

Goule has served as the National Farmers Union’s senior vice president of programs since 2014 and originally joined the NFU in 2009 as vice president of government relations.

The Texas native previously served as the staff director of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture under former chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. His additional experience extends to companies such as Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Washington office of Rep. Charlie Stenholm, D-Texas.

Goule replaces current CEO Jim Palmer, who joined the association on June 1, 2013, but earlier this year announced plans to step down on May 31.

At that time, Palmer said it would be good for NAWG to have a CEO with different skillsets.

“While financial and staff management acumen are certainly necessary in any CEO position, top-level agriculture policy development and advocacy experience is very much needed by NAWG as we enter into negotiations for the next Farm Bill,” Palmer said in the press release. “This particular skill set would complement perfectly our current excellent advocacy and technical support staff.”

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