President and C.E.O. John Bode comes to the Corn Refiners Association with 30 years of experience as a lawyer/lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
Prior to private practice, John served on the Senate Agriculture Committee staff and held three Presidential appointments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he was responsible for approximately one-half of the USDA budget. John testified before Congress over 70 times and oversaw development of approximately 90 proposed and final rules. A widely recognized speaker on food law and policy, John has been involved in every significant change in federal food law over the past 25 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law.