The American Pulse Association provides a unified coalition to grow the entire pulse crop industry from farm to fork. 

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Established in 2010 as a non-profit organization, the APA is devoted to increasing the consumption of pulses, i.e. dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and beans.

Vision: Bring together everyone in the pulse crop value chain to work toward the goal of improving the return on investment for the entire value chain. The APA members include a diverse array of pulse crop processors, warehouses, exporters, food manufacturers, producers and associate members representing the entire US pulse industry.

The APA membership works to fund research focused on the nutrition, functionality, and sustainability of pulse crops to generate interest in new products and expand current markets. The APA proudly joined with the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council to support the UN International Year of Pulses in 2016 and continues to help promote dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and beans for the US and the world.

American Pulse Association Strategic Plan

Download the APA & USA DPLC Strategic Plan (2017-06-30).

APA Staff

  • Tim McGreevy, CEO
  • Todd Scholz, VP of Member Services & Research
  • Jeff Rumney, VP of Marketing
  • Kim Monk, Director of Member Services
  • Dr. Yukiko Naruoka, Director of Research
  • Dr. Ewa Pietrysiak, Director of Marketing – Innovation
  • Madison Jacobson, Director of Domestic Marketing
  • Drex Rhoades, Director of Communications
  • Tami Stubbs, Director of Growth & Sustainability
  • Sandra Rumney, Strategic Operations Manager
  • Bryce Hooper, Grant and Finance Officer

Board of Directors

  • Pat Smith, Chair
  • Charles Wachsmuth, Vice Chair
  • Beau Anderson
  • Andrew Fontaine
  • Steve Savell


  • Marty Anderson (Trade Member Alt.)
  • Eric Bartsch (Producer Alt.)


  • Dave Kirsten