The NAAAN is comprised of ten Steering Committee members, Senior Staff, and a Secretariat hosted by the Colorado State University System office located in Denver, Colorado.
The NAAAN Steering Committee has ten members: one ex officio and two committee members from each country — Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. NAAAN ex officios include the Ministers or Secretaries of Agriculture across the three counties. The Steering Committee provides strategic guidance to NAAAN Secretariat and programming activities.
CARLOS VAZQUEZ OCHOA
Minister Counselor, Agricultural Office, Embassy of Mexico to the United States
LOURDES CRUZ TRINIDAD
General Coordinator of International Affairs, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development
DR. DOUGLAS STEELE
Vice President Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
DR. CATHIE WOTEKI
Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University
Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor, Biocomplexity Institute, University of Virginia
President, Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
DR. TONY FRANK
Chancellor, Colorado State University System (host institution)
Chair of the NAAAN Steering Committee
NAAAN senior staff report to the institutions, or serve directly under the Ministers and Secretaries of Agriculture across Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. The senior staff’s work with NAAAN builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships, facilitates communications, and coordinates key activities in agricultural policies and programs for their countries.
ANNE-MARIE CROUX (CANADA)
Deputy Director, Americas Division of Agriculture, Canada’s International Affairs Branch
WALLACE IP (CANADA)
Vice-consul and Trade Commissioner (Agriculture), Consulate General of Canada, Denver, Colo.
LETICIA ALBARRAN (MEXICO)
Head of Department of Communication and Interpretation, General Coordination of International Affairs of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development
SALVADOR FERNÁNDEZ RIVERA (MEXICO)
General Coordinator for Rural Development, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development
LUIS MARTÍNEZ SENTÍES (MEXICO)
Counselor for Agricultural Affairs, Embassy of Mexico to the United States
JUAN BERNARDO OROZCO SÁNCHEZ (MEXICO)
Director of Economic Studies in the Agricultural Sector, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development
BRENT ELROD (U.S.)
Acting Associate Director for Programs, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
The NAAAN Secretariat, established in 2019, provides administrative guidance and is hosted by the Colorado State University System office located in Denver, Colorado.
KERRI CONWAY (U.S.)
Special Advisor to the Chancellor and Director of International Agriculture, CSU Spur