In his role as Executive Advisor, Jon is a senior consultant for clients on policy, food, and environmental issues and contribute to Aimpoint Research’s thought leadership platforms and intelligence services, including the Executive Intelligence Network. He is also the principal of Camas Creek Consulting, a strategic policy and communications firm serving the agricultural, food, and environmental sectors. Prior to his current roles, Jon served as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), a grower-led trade association representing over 200,000 U.S. corn farmers. He was the head of NCGA’s Washington, D.C. office for 16 years.
Raised on his family’s Montana ranch, Jon has substantial knowledge of production agriculture and more than 35 years of agricultural policy experience. He was the lead lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation for eleven years working on issues such as ethanol, climate change, land use, conservation, and endangered species, and worked with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association Public Lands Council and served as senior legislative assistant for former Montana Congressman Ron Marlenee. He was the President of the Washington, Agri-Business Club and served on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics. He attended the University of Montana where he majored in finance and journalism.
Jon’s ability to look at issues with a fresh perspective and find common ground has been the cornerstone of his work in the legislative arena. In 2004, he was named one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington, D.C. by The Hill.
He is an avid kayaker and is currently a student in pursuit of his skydiving license. Jon splits his time between Meagher County, Montana and Tallahassee, Florida.