Doug Berven joined POET in March 2003 and has served the organization in several roles. Currently, Berven promotes the corporate objectives of POET, the importance of agriculture, and the benefits of ethanol domestically and internationally. He sits on several of POET’s ethanol plant Boards of Directors, BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section of the Governing Board, and serves on several industry associated work groups and initiative committees. Berven also manages strategic corporate relations for POET, promotes state, regional and national policy objectives for the industry, and is a recognized authority on ethanol, renewable energy and agriculture. Prior to joining POET, Berven held various roles in banking, real estate development and medical consulting. Berven received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.