RISE’s Hobbs resigns

|  June 11, 2019
Aaron Hobbs PHOTO: RISE

Aaron Hobbs PHOTO: RISE

On June 10, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) President Aaron Hobbs tendered his resignation.

Hobbs began his career at RISE in state government affairs, and has served as president since 2010.

“During his tenure, Aaron created a strategic plan that has guided the organization’s tactical investments for the past five years. Aaron helped lead the RISE team’s development of the DebugtheMyths campaign, the ANDnotOR campaign, and helped sharpen the issues management focus for specialty pesticides and fertilizer. We appreciate Aaron’s contributions to the industry and wish him the best,” a letter from Chris Novak and Darren Horst to members reads. Novak is president and CEO of RISE parent organization CropLife America, while Horst is chairman of the RISE Governing Board, as well as with Central Garden & Pet.

“The RISE Governing Board has named a transition committee that will be working with CropLife America to evaluate ways to enhance the service provided to RISE Members and the specialty pesticide and fertilizer industry,” their note continues. “As public challenges to our industry’s ability to do business continue to grow, our need to work more closely, and more effectively, has never been greater.”

Hobbs’ letter of resignation reads in part: “It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I have resigned from RISE. After 10 great years, it is the right time to take on a new opportunity. It has been a pleasure and honor to work with, and for, you this past decade. We’ve grown our industry, faced many challenges, and enjoyed many successes. You have a great team to carry you into the future beginning with your peers serving on the Governing Board and Strategic Oversight Council and the staff team in Washington. I’m proud of our time together and wish you all success in the future.”

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