U.S. Pecans activities are carried out by the U. S. Pecan Growers Council, Inc. and directed by USPGC Executive Director Janice Dees. USPGC board members are presidents of each pecan state or pecan organization; currently there are 29 members. Five members currently make up the USPGC Executive Committee. President is Kevin Ivey, 1st Vice President is Brad Ellis and 2nd Vice President is Les Daviet. Charlie Graham of Louisiana is secretary. USPGC also draws on participation from the pecan industry in a form of a “Pecan Strategic Team”. Currently the leadership group is comprised of Janice Dees, executive director of USPGC, Jason New of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Blair Krebs of the Texas Pecan Growers Association, Douglas Freeman of Freeman International Consulting and officers of the USPGC executive board. The team provides leadership in planning and executing the various U.S. Pecans projects.