Monte Shaw

Executive Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association 


Mr. Shaw has worked on behalf of the biofuels industry for over 20 years, having joined the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) as Executive Director in 2005 following nearly six years as Director of Communications for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) in Washington, DC.

Working with a team of three colleagues to pursue IRFA’s mission of fostering the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry, Mr. Shaw is responsible for the management, policy and political agenda, and trade efforts of IRFA.

Mr. Shaw began his career by working for the campaigns and official offices of numerous candidates and elected officials, including Steve Forbes, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, U.S. Senator Bob Dole, and U.S. Rep. Jim Lightfoot.

Mr. Shaw was raised on a corn and soybean farm just outside of the southwest Iowa town of Shenandoah. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He currently resides in West Des Moines with his wife Tina, daughter Eden, son Max, and rescue dog.