JUNE 2015

Marketing Department Addition Brings Experience to New Role

(Posted Mon. Jun 8th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Steve Uram, who joins the organization as Marketing Manager in the St. Louis office. Uram brings an excellent combination of association experience, strong project management skills and a rural advocacy background to the team. In this new position, he will provide key support and leadership for the grassroots advocacy, leadership training, membership and fundraising activities of the association.


“Steve is an incredibly valuable addition to our team, and we are excited to be able to use his unique skillset in an innovative manner,” said NCGA Director of Development Joe Hodes.  “He already has a wealth of experience interacting with the many stakeholders necessary to ensure the organization’s continued success. We look forward to the new ideas and strategies he will bring to our grassroots and advocacy projects.”


Uram most recently worked for the Kansas Cooperative Council, as its director of member services. Previously, he also held positions with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and worked on the campaigns for and in the offices of several Illinois legislators.  He earned a master’s degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a bachelor’s degree in political science at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.