A National Corn Growers Association staff member was recently elected to a national organization focused on the inland waterways system.
Anne Thompson, who has served as director of PAC and political strategy at NCGA since January of 2020, was elected as a trustee for the National Waterways Foundation. Her three-year term will begin immediately.
“Our members stand to benefit from Anne’s involvement with the foundation,” said NCGA Vice President of Public Policy, Brooke Appleton. “Anne understands the importance of our nation’s inland waterways system to the ability of our members to remain internationally competitive, and she has a deep understanding of the types of data policymakers need to see as they are considering laws and regulations impacting the inland waterways.”
The foundation’s focus is on research addressing public policy issues related to America's inland waterways system. The waterways are of great importance to the agriculture sector, which relies heavily on the system for inexpensive and efficient movement of products. Thompson will work with other organizational leaders to commission research projects and studies that help support the public policy case for the inland waterways system.
Thompson is one of 22 trustees on the organization’s board. Her term expires in 2024.