Angus R. Kelly Joins NCGA as Director of Trade and Biotechnology

August 10, 2021

Angus R. Kelly Joins NCGA as Director of Trade and Biotechnology

Aug 10, 2021

Author: Bryan Goodman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased to announce that Angus R. Kelly has joined NCGA as the Director of Public Policy, Trade and Biotechnology. In his new role, Angus will be responsible for lobbying Congress and providing expert counsel to NCGA leaders, members and key stakeholders.


“Angus’s experience and expertise will be extremely valuable to us as we advocate on behalf of corn growers,” said Brooke Appleton, NCGA’s Vice President of Public Policy. “He is steeped in the intricacies of international trade and has extensive experience working on biotechnology, both of which are crucial issues to farmers. He will play an important role in helping us navigate these issues on Capitol Hill and with international stakeholders.”


Angus spent over a decade with Syngenta, a leading global provider of agricultural science and technology, working first as a lobbyist in the nation’s capital and then in leadership roles with the company in the European Union, Hawaii and Switzerland. He also managed corporate affairs for Africa and the Middle East. Following his time at Syngenta, Angus returned to Hawaii where he specialized in strategic communications and policymaking for agricultural, environmental, energy and humanitarian clients.


Angus holds degrees from North Carolina State University in agricultural business management and history. He has furthered his education through executive education programs at Stanford Graduate School and INSEAD Business School.