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BRANDT Welcomes Environmental, Health and Safety Manager

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (6 November 2020) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has named Cortney Graham as Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager.   

Graham’s role will focus on development, implementation and improvement of existing and future EHS protocols within the BRANDT Agronomic Services and BRANDT Dealer Support businesses. Her professional experience will provide leadership for meeting and exceeding safety and regulatory compliance.

“I am excited to be a part of the BRANDT team, helping to accelerate our EHS policies and procedures,” said Graham. “I have worked with rural facilities and enjoy being part of a workforce tied to local communities.”

Graham started her new role on November 2. She will report to Rick Cathcart, VP of EHS at BRANDT.

“Cortney will be essential in providing strategic direction as it relates to EHS at BRANDT,” said Cathcart. “She will be a great team member and asset to our 26 BRANDT Agronomic Services locations and BRANDT Dealer Support facilities.”

Graham joins BRANDT from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, where she served over two years as Regulatory Compliance Manager. She holds a B.S in Environmental Health from Illinois State University; she also holds a range of professional EHS certifications.  


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.