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U.S. Wheat Associates Names Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann Planning and Programs Assistant

Date Posted: July 1, 2014

Arlington, VA—U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has hired Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann to serve in a new position as Planning and Programs Assistant in the organization’s Arlington, VA, headquarters office effective June 30, 2014.

Bryant-Erdmann will help USW prepare its annual application for federal export market development funding, fulfill reports required by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and support specific program activities.

“We think Stephanie’s range of experience is uniquely suited for this new position,” said Jennifer Sydney, director of programs and planning at USW.

“She was raised and worked on her family’s Nebraska cattle ranch and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in agricultural education.

"Her work with the federal government also provided familiarity with public-private export programs, so we are very pleased she accepted the job.”

As part of her master’s program at Cornell University’s Institute for Public Affairs, Bryant-Erdmann worked with a creamery in Kenya, which led to her thesis on the economic feasibility of exporting Kenyan cheese products to the United Arab Emirates.

At the same time, she was working as an intern at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Information Center where she helped create materials used to educate U.S. organizations looking to grow by exporting products and services.

Most recently, Bryant-Erdmann was supporting family needs and working at First National Bank of Omaha.

For more information, call 703-650-0251.

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