Currently U.S. Dry Bean Council representative to the Global Pulse Confederation and a member of the GPC Executive Committee. On the Board of Directors of the U.S. Dry Bean Council and serving on the International Programs Committee and am also the current President of the Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers Association. I have been involved with the U.S. Dry Edible Bean Industry for over 37 years, working both with domestic and international marketing. In working for Kelley Bean Co., we are one of the largest originators of Great Northern Beans in the United States, along with a major originator of other U.S. dry bean varieties. Being a person interested in statistics, I have watched the ebbs and flows of world supply/demand and understand that knowledge of the of industry is essential to understanding the markets.