The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is expanding to Grand Rapids, Michigan. ACE announced today that the new advocacy office will be spearheaded by Lacey Dixon, the organization’s Director of Member & Industry Relations.
“When Lacey indicated her family would be relocating to Michigan, we saw it as an opportunity to more effectively serve our members in the eastern Corn Belt and to reach out to new ethanol producers, parts and service providers, and prospective members outside of our original office location,” said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of ACE. “Lacey has been a talented and valuable member of the ACE team for nearly five years and since 2008 has successfully led our industry relations and member development initiatives. We are pleased and grateful she’ll be able to continue that important work on our behalf based at the Michigan location.”
In addition to ACE’s ongoing policy, market development, and communications efforts across the country, the Michigan location will provide ACE the opportunity to more readily reach out to petroleum marketers in the area.
“Lacey has been involved in the ACE Market Development Program, and in the Blend Your Own Ethanol campaign since its inception,” said Ron Lamberty, Vice President / Market Development for ACE. “She is well-versed in the programs available for marketers who want to install blender pumps and market ethanol and mid-level blends, and she will be a great resource to petroleum marketers in that part of the country.”
Jennings added, “Establishing this expanded geographic location in addition to our primary office setting and DC presence will enable ACE to stay close to our grassroots members as we improve upon our efforts to speak on their behalf, expand markets for ethanol use, and pursue policies to help strengthen the industry.”