Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch will leave the Arlington, Virginia-headquartered trade association in February to head up The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) in Washington, DC. There he will replace Chris Jahn, who left in October to lead the American Chemistry Council.
GCCA Chief Operating Officer Megan Costello has been named interim CEO beginning February 5, 2020, when Rosenbusch departs. Meanwhile, International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) Board Chairman Andrew B. Janson is leading a search committee to identify Rosenbaum’s successor.
“Words are inadequate to express our gratefulness and appreciation of Corey’s commitment and dedication, not only to the organization but also the industry during his tenure with us,” said Janson. “The strategic vision he provided for the association will have an enduring impact on our companies and industry.”
Serving the GCCA for 14 years, Rosenbusch took over as president in 2012, succeeding J. William “Bill” Hudson at the helm. He can take credit for many achievements, including the organization’s global footprint expansion and growth of international membership and development services. He oversaw the GCCA’s adoption of a business-outcome based strategic plan, which enabled the launch of new initiatives such as the Cold Chain Index, Energy Excellence, and Certified Cold Carrier. Additionally, he was instrumental in launching the Cold Chain Expo and Conference.
“I am proud of what GCCA has accomplished during my 14 years with the association. We have seen increased recognition and understanding of cold chain’s importance in feeding families around the world,” Rosenbusch said. “Further, I am grateful to have made many friends and amazing memories – both of which will endure well after I transition to my new role.”
Before joining the GCCA, Rosenbusch lived in Indonesia implementing a United States Department of Agriculture-funded development project for The Borlaug Institute. As a youth he served as the national president of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), representing the organization at state conventions and agriculture industry events.
“As a former National FFA President and the son of an agricultural science teacher, I am excited to return to my agriculture roots,” Rosenbusch said regarding his pending job change. “Given fertilizer’s contribution to 50% of global food production and my 17 years in the food industry, I am excited to contribute a unique perspective to the story fertilizer plays in feeding the world.”