Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Speaker Details


Sean McCarty

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

As Director of Government Affairs for Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC (Helena), Sean acts as the liaison between Helena and the governmental officials and agencies that represent and regulate them.  In addition to his responsibilities as Director, Sean is also in charge of all federal affairs, as well as select state affairs in key states.   He closely monitors and lobbies legislation so that Helena is able to effectively protect the interests of their customers, their employees and their business.   Additionally, Sean is involved in various forms of company outreach through legislative visits, communication task forces and engagement in trade associations and non-profits such as Agricenter International, where he is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

Prior to his role in Government Affairs, Sean held roles within Helena such as Product Manager and Sales Representative, as well as Branch Manager for locations covering southern Delaware, eastern Maryland and the eastern shore of Virginia.  Before coming to Helena, he served as a Marketing Analyst for BASF in Research Triangle Park, NC. 

Sean is a graduate of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, where he majored in Marketing and graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration.    Sean and his wife, Alison, have two young boys, Graeme and Aaron, and reside in Collierville, TN.   In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and travelling abroad.


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