eNews • August 7, 2012
Promoting a Cost-Effective, Reliable and Competitive Transportation System

Steenhoek Appointed to Commerce Department’s Supply Chain Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently appointed Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, to its newly established Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.  

Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce, states that the purpose of the advisory committee is to “advise me on the development and administration of programs and policies to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains.  This work will strongly support our efforts to expand U.S. exports of goods and services and create economic opportunities for American businesses for American workers.”  

“I appreciate Acting Secretary Blank’s recognition of the importance of transportation to the competitiveness of the American economy,” explains Steenhoek.  “In particular, I appreciate the department’s insistence that agriculture has a seat at the table.  I look forward to participating in this important initiative and highlighting the transportation challenges facing the soybean industry.”  


The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

Funded by the Soybean Checkoff