National Biodiesel Board Appoints David W. Cobb as Director of Federal Affairs

Washington, DC - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) today announced it has hired David W. Cobb as Director of Federal Affairs.

He will work in NBB’s Washington office.

David most recently served as Federal Affairs Director for CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 company and the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, where he advocated for the company’s legislative and regulatory policy priorities.

David Cobb, NBB Federal Affairs Director“I am pleased to add David Cobb to the NBB team as our new Director of Federal Affairs,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen.

“David brings direct experience in the agriculture, biofuel and refining industries and can hit the ground running on behalf of the biodiesel industry.”

Kurt Kovarik, NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs, added, “David Cobb is a great addition to the NBB team who will help broaden the biodiesel industry’s advocacy in Washington.

"He brings deep knowledge of the legislative process and the inner workings of Congress.”

Prior to his six years at CHS Inc., David worked in government affairs for S&P Global, as a legislative assistant for Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), and for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

Headquartered in Jefferson City, Mo., NBB maintains a Washington office for federal affairs and work on regulatory issues surrounding international trade and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification.

It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel.

NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors, as well as the U.S. renewable diesel industry.

For more information, please contact Paul Winters at 202-737-8801.