The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has announced that Shannon Gombos has joined its staff as manager of arbitration and mediation services.
In that capacity, she provides comprehensive support for the NGFA’s Arbitration System and mediation services. The NGFA’s Arbitration System was established shortly after the association was founded in 1896, and is believed to be the oldest alternative-dispute resolution system in North America. The NGFA consists of more than 1,050-member companies from all sectors of the grain elevator, animal feed and feed ingredient, integrated livestock and poultry, grain processing, biofuels and exporting business that operate about 7,000 facilities nationwide and handle more than 70 percent of all U.S. grains and oilseeds. The NGFA also is comprised of 26 affiliated state and regional grain and feed associations.
“Shannon hit the ground running, and is doing an exceptional job in managing a heavy caseload of arbitration proceedings – one of the NGFA’s most valuable membership services,” said NGFA President Randy Gordon. “The industry and those parties involved in arbitration proceedings and mediation will appreciate her professionalism and the level of energy she brings to this important role. She’s a great addition to our staff.”
Gombos joins the NGFA staff team after graduating earlier this year from Providence College in Providence, R.I., with a double major with honors in English and economics. She also was on the Dean’s list, and served internships in sports broadcasting at the local NBC affiliate and was a DJ and co-host of a weekly morning talk show on the Providence College radio station. She also served an editing internship with a Norwalk, Conn., environmental magazine. Most recently, she served as a marketing coordinator and administrator at a fitness center in Providence, R.I.
During her collegiate career, Gombos was a member of the women’s varsity track and field team, and was named to the Big East All-Academic Team. In addition, she was vice president of the debate team, where she also performed marketing-relations duties and operated and managed its budget.