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Frank Gasperini, Jr., CAE President/CEO ASHCA

Frank serves as President & CEO of FGasperini Associates, LLC an agricultural association management and consulting firm located in Leesburg, Va.  Frank also serves as Executive Vice President/CEO for The National Council of Agricultural Employers based in Washington, DC.

Frank has spent his entire career in agriculture holding a variety of sales, marketing, and professional association staff positions in agricultural industries across the United States. Frank’s background includes specialty and production agricultural, vegetation management,  and pest & vector control sales, marketing, issues-management, and lobbying legislators and regulators at both the state and federal levels.

A native of Eastern Ohio, Frank received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Agriculture from The Ohio State University and his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago. Frank earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credentials in 2006.

Frank is a frequent speaker on government affairs issues important to agricultural and specialty crop communities around the country and a regular contributor to several major agricultural trade publications. A lover of gardening, fly-fishing, great food, and Cocker Spaniels Frank and his wife Sandy have lived  in Leesburg, Virginia since 2001.