Spencer Chase Moves to Corn Refiners Association

Cindy Zimmerman

Spencer Chase has spent the last decade helping farmers and ranchers better understand the policy process as one of the lead journalists with Agri-Pulse Communications. Now he is moving on to a new challenge as Senior Director of Communications for the Corn Refiners Association (CRA).

In his new position, Chase will also lead the external communications and media relations efforts for the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) with the goal of elevating the profile of both organizations.

“Spencer brings a wealth of knowledge about the critical intersection of agriculture and journalism, and we look forward to putting that expertise to work for CRA,” said John Bode, CEO of CRA. “After working with Spencer in his previous role as a journalist for many years, we are confident he will help us grow our outreach and expand the breadth and depth of CRA’s influence.”

“We’re excited to welcome Spencer to the PBPC team and put his talents to work to grow the advanced bioproducts industry,” said PBPC Executive Director James Glueck. “Spencer’s efforts will be critical in driving awareness of our industry and the work of the PBPC, including events like our upcoming conference.”

Most people in the industry have gotten to know Chase as a recognized voice in Agri-Pulse content, anchoring the weekly Newsmakers video broadcast and daily DriveTime podcast. In addition, Chase has been an active leader in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, serving as president in 2022.

Spencer said farewell to the Agri-Pulse audience and colleagues in Friday’s episode of Newsmakers.

(Note to Spencer: I just couldn’t decide which of the wacky photos we have of you to use, so I went with boring.)

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