National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Jon Doggett today expressed the organization’s condolences following the passage of former Commodity Futures Exchange Commissioner (CFTC) Bart Chilton.
“Bart was a well-known figure in Washington agriculture circles,” Doggett said. “With his signature blond hair, endless energy and creativity, Bart was a force. He nurtured those who worked under him and set an example for others to pay it forward in the future.”
Chilton spent much of his professional career advocating for agriculture and rural Americans. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, was a senior advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and was the Chief of Staff and Vice President for Government Relations at the National Farmers Union before his nomination and confirmation to the CFTC in 2007.
Chilton was 58 years old.
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