Mike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development. As the Secretary of Agriculture, he managed 18 different agencies, opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural breakthroughs as a negotiator for the Doha Development Round.
Sonny Grover is alliantgroup’s Executive Vice President and a CPA with more than 30 years of experience. Sonny has led the alliantgroup team to help thousands of businesses claim more than $5 billion in tax incentives. Sonny specializes in the agriculture sector and through his assistance, numerous co-ops and other agribusinesses have received millions of dollars back in federal and state credits.
Jeremy Troutman is alliantgroup’s Agricultural Practice Leader and an Associate Director. Jeremy leads a team of agricultural experts and has completed hundreds of agricultural case studies involving farming, food processing and livestock production. To date, Jeremy and his team have found an estimated $200 million in federal and state R&D tax credits.