Kelly Manning joined Growth Energy in November 2009 as the Vice President of Development.  Kelly is responsible for all membership related activities.  He is responsible for retaining and recruiting Ethanol Plants and Industry partners to invest in Growth Energy.  He also manages elements of the American Ethanol-NASCAR & Prime the Pump programs within Growth Energy.

Prior to joining Growth Energy, Manning was the General Manager of KSFY-TV the ABC affiliate in Sioux Falls, SD.  He oversaw daily operations that produced over 20 hours of fresh local news, weather, and sports content each week reaching over half a million viewers.  Manning has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing with close to 20 years experience in the broadcast business.

Manning currently serves on the National FFA Foundation Sponsors Board.  He previously served on the Board of the Sioux Empire Red Cross, South Dakota Broadcasters Association and Sioux Falls Sales and Marketing Executives.

Manning grew up on a farm in South East South Dakota and realizes the opportunity a strong Ethanol Industry presents for America.

Kelly and his wife Tanya reside in Sioux Falls, SD and have two daughters Raena-12 and Remi-5.

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Our industry would not be where it is today without the support of our champions. We're taking some time to highlight them with our Biofuels Champions series, and we kicked things off with Iowa's own @SenJoniErnst. Senator, thank you for all you do! youtu.be/ppe3YW9yRFg

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[email protected]'s @EmilySkor talks virtually with #biofuels champion @SenJoniErnst about her work on behalf of #renewablefuels. Thank you Senator for all you do! https://t.co/bEa18uhGjP

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[email protected] Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s review of the national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter. #airquality https://t.co/4yolSn9LRH

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Certainty. That’s what our farmers and producers want and need from @EPA. Whether it’s the 2021 RVOs or these 52 “gap” waivers, Iowans must know what they plan to do.

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