The Michigan Agri-Business Association Board of Directors recently announced Chuck Lippstreu will be the association’s next president upon the retirement of Jim Byrum.
Byrum will retire in February 2020.
“Many MABA members have worked closely with Chuck and know the commitment, passion and background he brings to our industry,” said Byrum in a news release. “I am proud that our association is known as the go-to resource for our members, as well as leaders in Lansing and Washington, and Chuck is well-positioned to carry on this positive momentum and serve our members well.”
Lippstreu is currently on the communications team at Land O’Lake, Inc., and he will officially join MABA on January 2, 2020.
“In addition to his policy expertise, Chuck understands what makes Michigan agriculture unique,” Jim Doyle, Chairman of the MABA Executive Committee and senior vice president of King Milling Company, said in a news release. “He will continue to be an outstanding advocate for Michigan’s agriculture and rural sectors as president of MABA.”
Lippstreu has worked with MABA in the past as a consultant regarding advocacy issues related to water quality, energy, transportation and trade.