For Immediate Release

NAWG Hires Director of Communications and Partnerships

For Immediate Release Contact:

Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 |

NAWG Hires Director of Communications and Partnerships

Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2024) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcomes Elizabeth Rivera as the new Director of Communications and Partnerships. Elizabeth comes to NAWG with experience on Capitol Hill, interning with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules and serving as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Elizabeth is from Sacramento, California, and attended the University of Oregon to earn her Bachelor of Science degree. She is eager to continue advocating for our nation’s producers and rural communities in her position at NAWG.

“Elizabeth’s experience on Capitol Hill will be a great asset for NAWG,” said NAWG CEO Chandler Goule. “Her work will be essential in continuing NAWG’s work with industry partners and advocating for wheat priories in Washington, DC. We are excited to have her join our team.”

In addition to other organizational duties, Elizabeth will be responsible for sending out press releases and will act as NAWG’s point of contact for all media inquiries.

“I am excited and honored to join the National Association of Wheat Growers. I look forward to the opportunity to advocate for wheat farmers in the United States,” said Elizabeth Rivera.


About NAWG

NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national level. From their offices on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public.