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frank_gasperiniFrank A. Gasperini Jr., CAE – Executive Vice President

Frank Gasperini is the Executive Vice President of the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) located in Washington, DC.

NCAE focuses on agricultural labor issues from the employer perspective and is active in broad coalitions to promote positive immigration reform and labor enforcement at the federal level.

Prior to joining NCAE Frank held a variety of sales, marketing, and professional association staff positions in agricultural industries. Frank’s background includes both specialty and production agricultural marketing, issues-management, and lobbying legislators and regulators at the state and federal levels.

A native of 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. He and his wife Sandy live in Leesburg, Virginia.

Office: 202-629-9320
Cell: 202-579-0171

MeghanMeghan Quirk – Director of Association Services

Meghan Quirk is the Director of Association Services at the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE). Since joining NCAE in September of 2013, Meghan has gained a strong appreciation for the Agricultural Employer community through her engagement with agricultural labor issues and direct interactions with NCAE members. Meghan’s primary responsibilities at NCAE include: day to day office management, accounting, communications, and meeting planning.

Meghan grew up near Rochester, New York and graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. After graduating from Gettysburg, Meghan completed two years of service with AmeriCorps Cape Cod, a residential service program dedicated to addressing the environmental and disaster related needs of the 15 easternmost towns in Massachusetts. Meghan now lives in Washington, DC and thoroughly enjoys walking past the US Capitol Building on her commute home from NCAE.

profile pictureJake Oatess – Policy Intern

Jake Oatess is the new intern with the NCAE this summer.  He is a rising senior at Indiana University in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  He is currently majoring in Law and Public Policy as well as pursuing a minor in Environmental Management.  Born in Chicago and raised in Indiana, he has lived in the Midwest and has been surrounded by the agricultural industry his entire life.  He looks forward to working with the NCAE this summer as their policy intern and is excited to tackle the projects that present themselves these next couple of months.  He is also thrilled to have the opportunity to immerse himself in and learn more about the issues, regulations, policies, and pieces of legislation that come out of Congress relating to agricultural employers around the United States.