TFI Announces New Head Lobbyist, Other Staff Changes

Arlington, VA – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today announced that Mr. Tom Lynch will serve as the organization’s new head of government affairs, effective October 3rd.

“Tom brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that is especially well-suited for representing the fertilizer industry,” said TFI President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch. “Fertilizer plays a critical role in feeding our growing world, and more and more our issues are becoming front and center. Tom’s expertise spans many issues that are of strategic importance to the industry and span everything from environment to rail.”

Prior to coming to TFI, Tom was the Vice President of Congressional Affairs for the American Short Line and Regional Railroads Association and General Counsel for the National Tank Truck Carriers. Before working in the private sector, Tom served in Senator Max Baucus’s office before serving as staff director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee.

In addition to announcing the addition of Tom Lynch to the TFI team, TFI also announced the retirement of long-time economist Dr. Harry Vroomen.

“TFI was lucky to have Harry over the past 29 years,” continued Rosenbusch. “There aren’t many, if any, people out there that understand the economic dynamics of the fertilizer industry as well as Harry. The good news is that will stay with TFI as an economic consultant.”

TFI Director of Market Intelligence Jason Troendle will be promoted to the role of economist effective immediately.

“Jason was a big part of our outreach effort to commodity groups and policymakers when fertilizer markets began to show volatility in 2020,” Rosenbusch said. “He has a knack for taking numbers and trends and translating that data to easily understood and digestible information.”

The final staff announcement from TFI is that of Dr. Leanna Nigon as Director of Agronomy.

“Leanna comes to us from Wisconsin and has agriculture in her blood from growing up on a no-till farm,” Rosenbusch concluded. “She earned her undergraduate degree in Agronomy and Life Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, and both her M.S. in Applied Plant Sciences and Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Minnesota. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in nutrient management and we are excited to have her on the TFI team.”