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RISE elects new officers

March 16, 2020 -  By

 

The 2020 RISE governing board includes: Back row: Michael Kropp, Wilbur-Ellis on behalf of Primera, Inc.; Scott Gault, WinField United; Jose Milan, Bayer Environmental Science; Michael Maravich, Sipcam Agro USA; Brian Rowan, SiteOne Landscape Supply; Neil Cleveland, PBI-Gordon Corporation; Karen Larson, Clarke, Treasurer; and Scott Todd, Central Life Sciences. Front row: Stephanie Jensen, BASF, vice chair; Kathy Bishop, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation; Bill Culpepper, SePRO Corporation; Carrie Tackema, Nufarm Americas, Inc., co-chair of the RISE Strategic Oversight Council; and Sean Casey, Nufarm Americas, Inc., chair. Not pictured: Daryl Allen, Corteva Agriscience, and Scott Reasons, Syngenta. (Photo: RISE)

The 2020 Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment governing board includes: Back row (from left to right): Michael Kropp, Wilbur-Ellis on behalf of Primera; Scott Gault, WinField United; Jose Milan, Bayer Environmental Science; Michael Maravich, Sipcam Agro USA; Brian Rowan, SiteOne Landscape Supply; Neil Cleveland, PBI-Gordon Corp.; Karen Larson, Clarke, Treasurer; and Scott Todd, Central Life Sciences. Front row (from left to right): Stephanie Jensen, BASF, vice chair; Kathy Bishop, Lebanon Seaboard Corp.; Bill Culpepper, SePRO Corporation; Carrie Tackema, Nufarm Americas, co-chair of the RISE Strategic Oversight Council; and Sean Casey, Nufarm Americas, chair. Not pictured: Daryl Allen, Corteva Agriscience, and Scott Reasons, Syngenta. (Photo: RISE)

The Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) elected new officers and welcomed new governing board members at a recent meeting.

The new 2020 executive committee includes:

  • Sean Casey, Nufarm Americas, chair;
  • Stephanie Jensen, BASF, vice chair; and
  • Karen Larson, Clarke, treasurer.

“The specialty pesticides and fertilizer industry is developing innovative technologies to address growing pest and other public health threats,” said Sean Casey, RISE governing board chair and vice president of sales, turf & ornamental, at Nufarm Americas. “I’m pleased to lead the RISE governing board as we seek to address challenges to our business environment. We’ll continue to collaborate with our advocacy partners to ensure applicators can access the products they need to protect local communities.”

The governing board also welcomed new members:

  • Scott Gault, WinField United;
  • Michael Kropp, Wilbur-Ellis on behalf of Primera;
  • Jose Milan, Bayer Environmental Science; and
  • Brian Rowan, SiteOne Landscape Supply.

Others continuing their terms on the governing board include:

  • Daryl Allen, Corteva Agriscience;
  • Kathy Bishop, Lebanon Seaboard Corp.;
  • Bill Culpepper, SePRO Corp.;
  • Neil Cleveland, PBI-Gordon Corp.;
  • Michael Maravich, Sipcam Agro USA;
  • Scott Reasons, Syngenta; and
  • Scott Todd, Central Life Sciences.

“We wish the best for and appreciate the work of our governing board members who have moved on to new career opportunities,” Casey said. “Having been in the T&O industry as long as I have, I know that it is a close-knit community and people don’t go too far away. There’s a high likelihood we’ll be seeing each other again soon.”

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