F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 POTATO GROWER 9 local Austin A-lister Roy Spence, co- founder and chairman of GSD&M advertising agency and co-founder and CEO of the Purpose Institute. Spence’s keynote address was one- part entertainment and one-part inspiration. Spence kept the audi- ence laughing with his anecdotal tales of starting his ad agency at one moment and then switching gears to preach on the troubles facing the United States today and the role he saw for the Promise Institute would play in uniting the nation. Immediately following the Potato Expo, the National Potato Council elected new leadership for the com- ing year during its 2019 Annual Meeting. The following representa- tives have been named to the Executive Committee of the Council; Larry Alsum, President, Wisconsin. Britt Raybould, First Vice President and Vice President of Government and Legislative Affairs, Idaho. Dominic LaJoie, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Maine. R.J. Andrus, Vice President of Grower Outreach and Industry Research, Idaho. Jared Balcom, Vice President of Trade Affairs – Washington. WWW MAYOMFG COM 218 773 1234 DESIGNED SOLUTIONS The 11th Annual Potato Expo in the Austin Convention Center saw more than 1,800 people in attendance this year