USSEC Announces Job Title, Personnel Changes

Per USSEC CEO Jim Sutter, COO Ed Beaman, and CFO Stephanie Cannon, USSEC is announcing several job title and personnel changes.
Finance and Accounting
In recognition of the responsibilities carried out by our Regional Accounting Team Leads, their titles have been aligned as follows:

  • Curlyn Tan – Southeast Asia Regional Controller
  • Rolando (Budoy) Gamboa – North Asia Regional Controller

These team members will report to USSEC Controller Julie Sumpter.
Project Manager to Regional Project Team Lead (RPTL):
As a part of the Project Management and Implementation Team creation, there will be a lead position created in each region.
The RPTL Team consists of:

  • Americas Region - Lizette Vargas
  • Southeast Asia - Lynn Ee Hui Minn
  • North Asia - Zhuo (Irene) Zang
  • EU/MENA - Joe Mast
  • Worldwide - Abby Rinne

These team members will report to Mr. Beaman.
Marketing Directors to Generic Director Job Title:
The Director is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) accountable to make sure that the USSEC organization has the latest information and insight in the specific program area and that this information is being communicated regularly throughout USSEC and to its stakeholders. In addition, the Directors have responsibility with our key strategic partners – groups such as the United Soybean Board (USB), the American Soybean Association (ASA), or the World Imitative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH).
One of our current Directors has resigned from USSEC. We sincerely thank Marypat Corbett for her five years of service to the organization and welcome Nayeli Vilanova into the role that Marypat is vacating.
The Director team and their area of program responsibility is as follows:

  • Animal Utilization and FAS: Pam Helmsing (currently on TDY as ASC Regional Lead)
  • Market Access and USB: Roz Leeck
  • Aquaculture and USB: Colby Sutter
  • Oil/Food: Nayeli Vilanova

This team will continue to report to Mr. Beaman.
CPO (Chief Program Officer) to COO (Chief Operations Officer): This is the role filled by Mr. Beaman, and with his oversight of all Project Management and Implementation, we believe that the COO title better describes his role and will be more recognizable to others in the industry that he comes into contact with. Mr. Beaman will continue to report to the CEO.