Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy
Tom Buis joined Growth Energy in March 2009 as the CEO of the
organization. Prior to joining Growth Energy, Buis was elected
National Farmers Union’s 13th president. Buis had been with the
organization since March 1998, previously serving as vice president
of government relations. Buis served for nearly five years as senior
agriculture policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle,
In addition, Buis worked for U.S. Rep. Jim Jontz, D-Ind., for
nearly five years as legislative assistant and legislative director. He
was also special assistant for agriculture to U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh,
D-Ind. Before moving to Washington, D.C. in 1987, Buis was a full-time
grain and livestock farmer in Putnam and Morgan Counties in West
Central Indiana, with brothers Mike and Jeff, who continue to operate
the family farm.
Tom and his wife Peggy reside in Maryland and have two sons,
Nicholas and Andrew.