David A. Weintraub joins Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:
ADM) in the newly created position of director, External Affairs,
Weintraub comes to ADM from the Chicago corporate affairs practice of
Weber Shandwick where he counseled clients, including ADM, on
communication strategy, media relations and issues and crisis management.
As director, External Affairs, Weintraub will be responsible for
managing ADM's interaction with national and international news media.
He will report to Victoria Podesta, vice president, Corporate
"David brings to ADM not only a breadth of expertise to help communicate
ADM's vision and strategy, but also a deep understanding of our
operations gained through years of experience working alongside our
communication team," said Podesta. "His passion for our business will be
important as we strive to increase public awareness and understanding of
ADM's operations, business strategy and opportunities. We are confident
that he will make a strong addition to our team."
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Weintraub served on the staffs of U.S.
Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and U.S. Senator Wayne Allard.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies from
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy
and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain.
ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat
and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean
oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other value-added food and feed
ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 26,000
employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 2006 of $37 billion. Additional information can be
found on ADM’s Web site at www.adm.com/.
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