Gregg Doud joined the Commodity Markets Council in May 2013, as President, after spending two years as a Senior Professional Staff member of the Senate Agriculture Committee for Senator Pat Roberts and most recently Senator Thad Cochran. Gregg was part of the team that crafted the 2012 Senate Farm Bill and his portfolio of issues included livestock, international trade, food aid and oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
The Commodity Markets Council is the leading trade association for commodity futures exchanges and their industry counterparts in addressing global market and risk management issues. In his new role, Gregg will continue to work with regulators and lawmakers to ensure that agriculture and energy futures, options and swaps markets will remain globally competitive risk management tools for hedgers and end-users.
Doud was raised on a dry-land wheat, grain sorghum, swine and cow-calf operation near Mankato in North-Central Kansas. He also owns part of the more than 100 year-old family farming operation and is a partner in a cow-calf operation.
Prior to joining the Senate Agriculture Committee staff, Doud spent eight years as the Chief Economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in Washington, D.C. At NCBA, Doud chaired the USDA/USTR Animal/Animal Products Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee and served as a member of the CFTC’s agricultural advisory committee.
During his more than 20 years in Washington DC, he has also worked for the U.S. Wheat Associates and the agricultural commodity consulting firm World Perspectives. Doud graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics.