The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and Colorado Corn Growers Association have appointed Nicholas Colglazier as their new executive director. Colglazier succeeds Mark Sponsler, who served as the organization's CEO for the last thirteen years.
"Nick has a strong understanding of agriculture and over a decade of experience in legislative, public policy, and strategic planning," said Troy Schneider, of Cope, the president of Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. "His vision, when combined with his organizational and management skills, were the ideal qualities in a leader we were seeking. I am extremely excited to have Nick at the helm of Colorado Corn."
"Nick's strong policy background and passion for the issues impacting farmers will serve our organization and broader industry very well," added Dave Cure, of Stratton, who is president of Colorado Corn Growers Association. "I look forward to working with him in the year ahead for the benefit of Colorado's corn growers."
"I couldn't be more thrilled to lead these two organizations with a common focus on strengthening the agricultural industry for the farmers of Colorado," Colglazier said. "What lies ahead of us is a tremendous opportunity to make a difference for our industry. I am excited to start this decade in a role where we can help growers tackle the challenges."
Colglazier recently served as the director of the Colorado Competitive Council (C3), an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. As director he worked to develop policy solutions that benefitted Colorado to ensure a business climate that kept the state competitive locally and globally. Prior to C3 he served as the director of public policy for state affairs at Colorado Farm Bureau, where he advocated for agricultural and rural issues.
A fourth generation Coloradan, Colglazier grew up farming alongside his family in Holyoke. He developed a passion for policy after graduating from Colorado State University, where he studied soil and crop science and agricultural business management.