The ESCOP Executive Committee (EC) is charged to assist the chair on actions needed between regular meetings of ESCOP, including, but not limited to handling the continuing business of ESCOP and ESS; attending to all organization and policy matters with APLU, agencies of the federal government, farm (commodity and agribusiness) organizations and groups; assessing the goals and purposes of the organization on a continuing basis; recommending changes in the structure and organization of ESCOP to meet society’s needs and the needs of the section; assuring that appropriate lines of communication are identified and effectively implemented and maintained; identifying expertise among stakeholders and within the section for possible service in various roles (e.g., advisory groups).

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NameCommittee PositionAffiliationEmail
Matt WilsonESCOP Chair
George SmithESCOP Incoming Chair
Chris PritsosESCOP Past Chair
Anton BekkermanChair BLC
JF MeullenetChair CMC SAAESDjfmeull@uark.edu
Brian RaisonChair DCCECOPraison.1@osu.edu
Bob StougaardChair NPGCCSAAESDbob.stougaard@uga.edu
Mark McGuireChair NRSP RC, ESS PBD RepWAAESDmmcguire@uidaho.edu
Bernie EngelChair STCNCRAengelb@purdue.edu
Chandra ReddyRegional Past Chair
Hector SantiagoRegional Past ChairNCRAhsantiago@unl.edu
Matt WilsonRegional Past ChairNERAmwilso25@wvu.edu
Rob GilbertRegional Past ChairSAAESDragilber@ufl.edu
Chris DaviesRegional Past ChairWAAESDchris.davies@usu.edu
Katie FrazierLiaison
Rick RhodesExecutive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
David LeibovitzCoordinator, Ex-officioNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.edu
Jeanette ThurstonExecutive Director, Ex-officioNCRAjthurston@ksu.edu
Chris Hamilton
Assistant Director, Ex-officioNCRAchristina.hamilton@wisc.edu
Gary ThompsonExecutive Director, Ex-officioSAAESDgat009@uark.edu
Cindy MorleyCoordinator / Program Manager, Ex-officioSAAESDcmorley@uark.edu
Bret HessExecutive Director, Ex-officioWAAESDbhess@unr.edu
Jennifer TippettsAdministrative Management, Ex-officioWAAESDjennifer.tippetts@waaesd.org
Alton Thompson
Executive Director, Ex-officioARDathompson1@ncat.edu
Doug Steele
Liaison, Ex-officioAPLU