Office of Private Sector Relations

OPSR is charged with optimizing interactions between APS and the diverse industries related to plant disease management. OPSR will assist APS with regular review of the Sustaining Associates program, so as to optimize the benefits for both APS and the Sustaining Associates members. OPSR shall provide interaction with OPRO, OIP, Public Policy Board and Foundation for issues where dialog among these Offices will benefit each other or APS. OPSR shall provide a forum for discussion of Issues that impact commercial management of plant diseases.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm EndMember Type
Jeffrey M. SteinBayer Crop ScienceDirector5/20/20208/10/2022M154986
Russell J. IngramCorteva AgriscienceDirector-Elect8/7/20218/10/2022PD220856
Alex CochranDouglas Plant HealthMember8/5/20158/1/2023M098969
Robert EmmittAgdia, Inc.Member8/8/20198/10/2022M228769
Sierra L. HartneySakata Seed AmericaMember8/8/20198/10/2022M189550
Emma LookabaughBASFMember8/15/20208/1/2023PD212356
George H. MussonBayer Crop ScienceMember8/8/20198/10/2022M032041
Kenneth W. Seebold, Jr.Valent USAMember8/8/20198/10/2022M073782
Stacey E. SwansonFMC CorporationMember8/8/20198/10/2022PD226599
Claudio M. VrismanCorteva AgriscienceMember8/8/20198/10/2022PD220394
Katherine R. Whitten BuxtonSyngenta Crop ProtectionMember8/8/20198/10/2022M183051
David H. GentUS Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research ServiceCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/8/20198/10/2022M172449
Brianna PlankAPSStaff Liaison8/8/20198/10/2022Z241949