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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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Chelsea Armstrong

Manager, Member Services & Administration


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Stewart Fried

General Counsel

Olsson Frank Weeda Law Firm

Summer Internship

ARA offers a three-month summer internship program in its Arlington, Virginia office. The program will include many aspects of ARA’s activities, including Membership, Public Policy, and Marketing & Communications. It is designed for college students to complete the summer of their sophomore or junior year in college, but any undergraduate may apply. Timing is flexible depending on the needs of the intern and of ARA.


Candidates interested in the position should submit their resume and cover letter using this form by Dec 31, 2023. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered.


Any questions can be directed to:

Ms. Bryna Hautau,

Senior Director of Operations & Events, Agricultural Retailers Association