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Inari Appoints Angus R. Kelly to Lead Government Affairs

On May 30, Inari named Angus R. Kelly — most recently known for his role at the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) — as head of government affairs. Kelly will be responsible for leading the company’s advocacy efforts at the state, federal and international levels, with a focus on education and collaboration around gene editing, a release says.

“Angus’ experience and passion for agriculture make him the perfect fit to lead Inari’s advocacy efforts,” said Emily Negrin, Inari vice president of corporate affairs. “Farmers around the world are seeking access to new technology like gene editing. Angus will play a key role in helping ensure this becomes a reality, giving farmers a powerful tool to address the complexities of growing more with less.”

Kelly graduated from North Carolina State University and has completed executive education programs at Stanford University, the Geneva Graduate Institute and INSEAD in France. He recently joined Inari after working with the NCGA, where he served as director of public policy, trade and biotechnology. In addition, Kelly has worked on policymaking through other experiences with Anthology Marketing Group, Syngenta and the National Cotton Council of America.