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Government Relations Staff Member Departs as New One Welcomed

October 5, 2012

Government Relations Staff Member Departs as New One Welcomed

After serving as NMPF's Manager of Government Relations for over a year and a half, Jonathon Glueck will be leaving the organization to pursue graduate studies on scholarship at Rice University. His last day on the job will be Monday, July 16th.

A native of the Texas panhandle who grew up involved in the dairy industry, Glueck assisted NMPF staff on a number of issues, including immigration, farm policy and trade, and management of NMPF's Political Action Committee. He was also responsible for legislative issues regarding animal welfare and care.

To fill Glueck's position, NMPF has welcomed Ryan Bennett (left) to serve as a new Director of Government Relations. Bennet grew up in Maryland where his family raised beef cattle. His active role in 4-H and livestock judging ultimately provided him with the opportunity to be on scholarship for livestock judging at Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS. He graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Communications from Kansas State University in 2009. After college, Bennett interned for Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS). He most recently spent the past two years at the National Grain and Feed Association.

Starting this week, Bennett may be reached at