The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has announced John W. Bode as its new President and CEO, starting May 6. Bode comes to the CRA with 30 years of experience as a lawyer/lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
“We are pleased to welcome John to the CRA,” said Matthew Wineinger, Chairman of the CRA and President of Tate & Lyle Bulk Ingredients. “He is an accomplished leader with a strong background in the food and agriculture sectors. The CRA just celebrated its 100th anniversary, and John is the ideal person to lead us into our next century and take on the challenges before us.”
Prior to private practice, Bode served on the Senate Agriculture Committee staff and held three Presidential appointments at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, where he was responsible for approximately one-half of the USDA budget. Bode testified before Congress over 70 times and oversaw development of approximately 90 proposed and final rules. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law. Bode is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.