The CPDA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Gary Halvorson, formerly with WinField United and most recently co-chair of the CPDA Agrotechnology Committee, has been appointed to serve as Interim President of the Council. Gary assumed his new role effective December 18, 2017 following the departure of Susan A. Ferenc on December 15, 2017. Gary is a familiar face to many CPDA members, having served as a long-time member of the CPDA Board of Directors, and Chairman from 2012-2013. He has also served as an officer on the CPDA Executive Committee. Throughout his involvement with CPDA, Gary has shared his expertise and guidance with staff to help advance an array of regulatory priorities of critical importance to the Council membership. He has provided leadership on various CPDA work groups addressing key regulatory issues. During the 2014 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gary was honored with the CPDA “Service to the Council Award” in recognition of his efforts in working with staff on a range of critical issues of importance to manufacturers, formulators and distributors of agrotechnology products both in the U.S. and in Canada. Gary may be reached at CPDA’s offices at (202) 386-7407 or by email at email@example.com. Please join us in welcoming Gary as he assumes the duties of Interim President of CPDA.