The USACC relies on the volunteer efforts of over 100 national and state organizations. We work together to achieve our goals and fulfill our mission.

Paul Johnson


Paul has spent the past twenty plus years studying the history, culture, economy and language of Cuba. He wrote his Master’s Thesis on the Economic Development of Havana in 1999 and founded Chicago Foods International that began exporting food products to Cuba in 2008 to both Cuban nationals and the tourism industry. He is a Partner at FocusCuba consulting. 

Devry Boughner Vorwerk


Devry is the CEO at DevryBV Sustainable Strategies. Prior to starting her own company, she was Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs for Cargill. Vorwerk also worked at the U.S. International Trade Commission in the Office of Industries and as Economic Advisor to the Chairman. She also served as Senior Economist in Agricultural Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which is part of the Executive Office of the President.

Mark Albertson

State Committee Chair

As director of strategic market development for the Illinois Soybean Association, Mark Albertson is responsible for international and domestic soybean marketing and promotion. He manages project areas that include exports, biodiesel, livestock, specialty soybeans and aquaculture. 


Doug Keesling

State Committee Chair

Doug is a fifth-generation farmer from Kansas with more than 30 year’s experience. He is the owner of Keesling Farms that supplies inputs for farmers as well as output management for environmental cleanups of hazmat materials and manure cleanups for large scale layer facilities. He is also the past president of the Kansas Wheat Commission.

Anne Murphy

Legislative Committee Chair

Anne is Senior International Policy Associate at Cargill’s Washington, D.C. Government Relations office. She supports Cargill's global businesses with a focus on business operations in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is responsible for engagement with key federal and international stakeholders in support of Cargill’s global business strategies.

Dave Salmonsen

Legislative Committee Chair

Dave is the Senior Director at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Prior to joining the American Farm Bureau in 1996 he was Assistant to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. He was also Senior Director of Governmental Relations with the New York Farm Bureau.