JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The National Biodiesel Board welcomes two key additions to its communications staff team this week, announcing new Director of Communications Kaleb Little and Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications Paul Winters. Little has worked in various communications roles at the organization for more than eight years while Winters comes from fellow biofuels trade association Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
“Kaleb has been a key piece of the NBB communications team since his arrival in 2010 and we are extremely pleased to have him move into this formal leadership role on our staff team,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen. “He is a skilled communicator and his experience and expertise is a real asset to the biodiesel industry.”
His most recent role at NBB was Senior Communications Manager where he oversaw the many communications strategies used to communicate the benefits of biodiesel to the public including member communication pieces, public events, coordination with stakeholder groups, NBB’s numerous online platforms, social media, and more.
Winters comes to NBB from BIO, where he was Director of Communications, Industrial & Environmental Section since 2003.
“Paul has been entrenched in the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Farm Bill, and other biofuels policy efforts for the last decade,” said Rehagen. “We are extremely excited to add someone with his subject matter experience into our Washington, DC office who can hit the ground running on some of our members’ highest priority areas.”
At BIO, Winters led the integration of their policy advocacy and public relations efforts into a strategic public affairs program and was key in building BIO’s reputation as a thought leader on regulatory policy.
Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel. NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors, as well as the U.S. renewable diesel industry. NBB is celebrating its 25th year as an organization in 2018.
For more information on biodiesel, visit www.biodiesel.org