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CropLife America Announces the Retirement of Allan Noe

Washington, DC – Allan Noe, vice president of CropLife Foundation and director of Special Projects with CropLife America officially retired after 17 years of service on July 31, 2009. Noe departs CLA to reopen the consulting firm, Noe & Associates, which he previously operated in 1990 to 1992.

“Allan’s untiring work on behalf of the crop protection and biotech industry have advanced our cause at every level of policy impact we encounter—international, federal, state and local.  His professionalism and good humor, coupled with his expert knowledge of our members and their products and production agriculture, have made him an invaluable asset to CropLife,” said Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America.
At CropLife and its predecessor organizations (National Agricultural Chemicals Association and the American Crop Protection Association), Noe served in a variety of capacities.

Beginning in 1992 as manager of State Government Affairs, Noe subsequently headed the state affairs function and then directed the federal government relations activities of the association.  He later directed the communications department and most recently served as staff liaison for the Stewardship Committee of CLA.  He also represented CLA on interactions with the Department of Homeland Security.

In his role with CropLife Foundation, Noe pursued funding opportunities from public and private sector grants and foundations. A key project involved securing financial support for a program to improve agricultural efficiencies for subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Special projects work also entailed diverse assignments in habitat restoration, pesticide stewardship, pollinator protection, farm worker safety and conservation technology.  Noe served on the Board of Directors of the Conservation Technology Information Center and the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America.

Prior to joining CLA, Noe headed the Washington government affairs offices for Unilever United States, Chesebrough-Pond’s and Stauffer Chemical. He also held various positions in the Public Relations Department of the Du Pont Company.
Noe is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and the American League of Lobbyists. He and his family will maintain their residence in Fairfax, VA.   

Established in 1933, CropLife America (www.croplifeamerica.org) represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States. CropLife America’s member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all the crop protection and biotechnology products used by American farmers.
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