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

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 joins with the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council to support the UN International Year of Pulses 2016 and help promote dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and beans for the US and for the world.

American Pulse Assocation Strategic Plan

Download the pdf American Pulse Assocation Strategic Plan (573 KB) .

American Pulse Association FY 2016–2017


  • Tim McGreevy, CEO
  • Kim Monk, Member Services
  • Jeff Rumney, Director of Research
  • Jessie Hunter, Domestic Marketing
  • Drex Rhoades, Director of Communications

2016-2017 Board of Directors

  • Greg Johnson, Chair
  • Howard Jones
  • Kim Murray
  • Jim Thompson
  • Joe Cramer
  • Chad Nickels


  • Marty Anderson (Trade Member Alt.)
  • Beau Anderson (Producer Alt.)


  • Sara Rose
  • Cindy Brown