The Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation have named Scott Stump the new chief executive officer of both organizations. The move comes five months after former CEO Mark Poeschl abruptly resigned in January.
It is a return to the Indianapolis-based youth organization for Stump. He previously served the National FFA, managing the national officer team and the National FFA Convention & Expo.
Stump earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University. Following graduation, he was an agricultural teacher in North Manchester before joining the FFA.
“I know from personal experience as a student and as a parent the positive difference FFA makes in the lives of students across this nation,” said Stump. “I look forward to working with FFA’s talented national staff, committed board members, state and local leaders and supporters to advance and expand our collective impact.”
Most recently he served as the assistant secretary of career, technical and adult education for the U.S. Department of Education in the Trump Administration.
FFA says from 2007 through 2014, Stump served as the assistant provost and state director for career and technical education with the Colorado Community College System.