As Vice President of Market Development, Mike O’Brien leverages public and private resources to help fuel retailers distribute higher blends of ethanol. With more choice at the pump, consumers benefit from lower fuel costs while supporting a homegrown fuel that creates U.S. jobs and reduces carbon emissions. O’Brien has more than 20 years of business-to-business global marketing experience in the retail and energy industries. Previously, he launched and led the global development of marketing and communications for value-added agricultural products, like NatureWorks PLA.

O’Brien is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in marketing.

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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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