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The ARA staff is a team of motivated individuals dedicated to serve agricultural retailer and supplier member companies.

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Daren Coppock

President & CEO


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Richard Gupton

Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Counsel


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Donnie Taylor

Senior Vice President of Membership & Corporate Relations


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Bryna Hautau

Senior Director of Operations & Events


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Hunter Carpenter

Senior Director of Public Policy


ARA Staff

Andrea K. Mowers

Director, Communications & Member Experience


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Gary Baise

General Counsel

Olsson Frank Weeda Law Firm

Career Opportunities

Manager of Communications & Partnerships

ARA is seeking to fill this full-time role to join the small staff with a hybrid schedule offering telework and a modern office in the vibrant Ballston neighborhood in Arlington, Va. 

Applications complete with a cover letter, resume and at least two references with contact information should be sent to with the subject line "Manager of Communications & Partnerships". Learn more about the role responsibilities and ARA's team culture below.


Summer Internship in the Washington, D.C. area

The three-month internship program includes exposure to ARA activity including membership, public policy, and marketing and communications.

Resumes and cover letters for Summer 2023 are due Dec. 31, 2022. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Learn more about the job description and see what past interns have said about their experience by clicking the button below.