National Corn Growers Association
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Board named Jon Doggett as the organization’s chief executive officer in September 2018. Doggett is the fifth CEO in the organization’s 61-year history.
Doggett served as NCGA executive vice president from late 2014. Prior to that, he served as vice president of public policy, In that position, he managed the organization’s 11-person Washington, DC office and led its public policy efforts since joining NCGA in July of 2002.
Raised on his family’s Montana ranch, Doggett has substantial knowledge of production agriculture and agribusiness, as well as more than 30 years of agricultural policy and leadership experience, after moving to Washington in the late 1980s.
Before joining NCGA, Doggett served 11 years at the American Farm Bureau Federation, where he was the Bureau’s lead lobbyist on a number of public policy issues, including ethanol, climate change, land use, conservation, and endangered species.
While in Washington, Doggett also worked for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association/Public Lands Council and served on Capitol Hill as senior legislative assistant for Montana Congressman Ron Marlenee.
His ability to look at issues with a fresh perspective and find a common ground has been the cornerstone of Doggett’s work in the legislative arena. In 2004, he was named one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington by The Hill newspaper. In 2014, Doggett served as President of the Washington Agri-Business Club. He served on the board of directors of the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics.
In addition to his public policy experience, Doggett was a stockbroker for Dean Ritter Reynolds and a district manager for Allis Chalmers Corp. He attended the University of Montana, where he majored in finance and journalism.
Doggett enjoys returning to his family’s ranch in Meagher County, Montana. He is an enthusiastic kayaker and is has earned a Sea Kayak Instructor certificate. He currently is a student pursuing a Class A Skydive License. Jon resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Nancy. They have two adult children, Katie and Andrew, and the two most wonderful granddaughters in the whole world.
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 40,000 dues-paying corn growers and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to help protect and advance corn growers’ interests.