Brent serves as Regional Director of Europe & Middle East/North Africa at the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Current responsibilities include leadership of USSEC’s Europe, Middle East/North Africa region in building preference for U.S. soy and focus on market access issues such as biotechnology and sustainability. Brent led development of the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) outlining the national conservation program utilized by U.S. soy farmers. In addition to his present duties at USSEC, Brent has served U.S. soy producers in promoting U.S. soy exports since 1998 at USSEC and the American Soybean Association-International Marketing in a variety of duties.