The American Seed Trade Association has created a new director of government relations position. Virginia Houston has been promoted to this new job. Bernice Stutsky, who has been ASTA’s senior vice president of domestic and international policy, will take over the senior vice president of innovation. Bethany Shively, previously ASTA’s communications director, will assume the role of vice president of strategic communications. Vice President of Finance and Administration Ann Jorss has been promoted to chief operating officer.