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Kansas Corn Growers Association gets new CEO

GARNETT, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas corn and sorghum growers have a new top executive running their industry advocacy organizations.

Greg Krissek began his duties Monday as chief executive officer of the Kansas Corn Growers Association, Kansas Corn Commission and Kansas Sorghum Producers Association. He replaces Jere White, who recently retired after serving as executive director since 1988.

Krissek has nearly 25 years of experience in agriculture, ethanol, renewable energy and public policy. He was formerly assistant secretary at the Kansas Agriculture Department. He also worked as director of operations for the corn and sorghum industry groups.

He has worked as a government affairs director for ethanol company ICM Inc. as well as most recently as manager of accounting and consulting firm Kennedy and Coe.