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NCA Next Gen: We Serve the Future 


Founded in 2016, the NCA Next Generation (“NCA Next Gen”) connects young professionals in the US coffee industry and provides a platform for them to learn, network, and develop as professionals. The goals of NCA Next Gen are to develop future industry leaders, create and foster a supportive and inclusive community, and provide members with resources that support their career growth. Through educational sessions, networking events, and leadership opportunities, NCA Next Gen is charting the future of the industry. 

Get Involved

Active participation in NCA Next Gen offers you greater engagement with the NCA community and provides you with valuable opportunities to establish industry-wide connections. If your employer is an NCA member and you’re under 40 years of age, you are considered a member of the NCA Next Gen community. Sign up for updates on Next Gen activities. There are no additional fees for joining the NCA Next Gen, but your active participation is encouraged.

Next Gen Council & Committees 

Next Gen Council consists of three officers (Past-Chair, Chair, Vice-Chair) and five council members. Non-officer council members serve as Chair or Vice-Chair on one of Next Gen’s two committees.

Communications Committee

Working with NCA communications staff, the NCA Next Gen Communications Committee is charged with the development, design, and execution of all Next Gen-related communications, including email updates, event announcements, and LinkedIn content.

Events Committee

The NCA Next Gen Events Committee organizes networking events at the NCA Convention and the SCA Expo, coordinates Next Gen educational sessions at the NCA Convention, and helps support NCA’s Coffee Gives Back: Day of Service.  

Council and committee members serve two-year terms (each term begins in March and ends the following March) and meetings are held monthly. NCA accepts applications on a rolling basis and reviews applications in January. 



Current Next Gen Council Members:

Kyle Bawot
Sr. Director, olam food ingredients

Kyle Bawot is a coffee trader at ofi (olam food ingredients). His journey into the world of coffee began during his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, where he was first exposed to coffee production and export. Upon his return to the US, Kyle joined ofi and quickly worked his way into a trading role.

Kyle holds both Q Grader and ICE Exchange Grader licenses. He continually seeks to deepen his understanding of each facet of the industry, with a special focus on the industry’s sustainability challenges.

Kyle attended Skidmore College and Fordham University, from which he earned a BA in Economics and an MA in International Political Economy, respectively.


JohnsonVice Chair
Nora Johnson
Commodities Manager, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

Nora Johnson is a Commodities Manager with Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB-USA), one of the largest private label coffee manufacturers and owner of several retail coffee brands including Chock full o’Nuts®, Kauai Coffee®, Hills Bros.®, Hills Bros.® Cappuccino, Segafredo Zanetti®, MJB®, and Chase & Sanborn®. In her role, Nora manages futures and physical positions for several MZB-USA clients and is responsible for trade execution in addition to supporting the company’s responsible sourcing strategy. A Licensed Q Arabica Grader, Nora is part of MZB-USA’s dedicated green coffee cupping team.

Nora began her coffee career in 2016 as a summer intern with the Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA Commodities Department. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017 with a B.S. in Finance, Nora proudly joined MZB-USA full-time as an analyst and has since been promoted to Commodities Manager.


JCMPast Chair
Janet Colley Morse
Vice President, The Dupuy Group

Janet Colley Morse represents the 4th generation of The Dupuy Group, which was founded by John Dupuy in 1936. Since the early years as a New Orleans coffee warehouse, Dupuy now serves 3 additional port cities including Houston, TX, Jacksonville, FL, and Charleston, SC. With coffee still serving as the main commodity handled by Dupuy, the company has broadened its scope to include a variety of value added services including cleaning, upgrading, and blending.

Janet serves as Vice President and is one of two remaining family members, the other of which being her father, Allan Colley, who serves as President of the organization. She also serves as Chairperson of the Logistics Committee of the Green Coffee Association, the Board of Directors of the Green Coffee Association, and the Board of Directors of the National Coffee Association. 


BrownEverett Brown
Managing Director, Westfeldt Brothers, Inc.

Everett Brown is currently the Managing Director at Westfeldt Brothers, Inc. based in New Orleans, LA. Everett graduated from Tulane University with a BSM in Finance and remained in New Orleans to pursue a career in coffee. He didn’t even drink coffee until he learned about trading as a potential career opportunity and became a barista at his local coffee shop on Tulane’s campus to learn more. After being a barista he pursued an internship with the Westfeldt family, who quickly taught him the ins and outs of the coffee business. Everett now serves as the President of the Southern Coffee Association in addition to his role on the Next Gen Council. He looks forwarded to growing and absorbing all the information the unique world of coffee has to offer.



CuryloRichard Curylo
Vice President of Business Development, RPM Group

Rich started his career in the financial services industry – mainly in Risk Management roles. In June of 2013, after almost 3 years of brokerage and investment banking experience, he landed a job down a new career path – as a green coffee trader for a large multi-national organization. It was in this job that he built a foundation and passion for commodity risk management, supply chain, logistics, quality control, sales….but, on the whole, coffee.  After almost 3 years in this new job and career, he was approached with an opportunity to work at RPM…fast forward 7 years and Rich is now approaching his 10th year in the coffee industry…..

After nearly a decade in the coffee industry, Rich Curylo is now the Vice President of Business Development for RPM Group – a 40+ year old domestic supply chain logistics company. As of 2020, RPM became an employee owned (ESOP) company. RPM Group owns and operates warehousing and transportation businesses, primarily on the east coast of the United States. RPM’s core business is coffee; with more than 80% of company-wide warehousing space occupied by green coffee beans. As Vice President of Business Development, Rich is responsible for setting the tone for sales, strategy, marketing, and growth.  Rich also oversees Compliance and Regulatory on behalf of the RPM Group.



MurphyJasmine Murphy
Assistant Manager, Green Coffee Trading, The J.M. Smucker Co.

Jasmine Murphy is a coffee buyer and the coffee sustainability lead at The JM Smucker Company. Headquartered in Orrville, Ohio, The JM Smucker Co is the largest U.S. at-home coffee company and owner of iconic brands such as Bustelo and Folgers.

Jasmine is a licensed Arabica Q grader with nearly 10 years in the coffee industry. She started in coffee in 2013 in research and development and has worked on panel training, coffee buying, logistics, and product development in liquid and soluble coffee. Within her current role at JMS, she developed a deep knowledge of sustainability and is passionate about addressing the variety of issues the coffee industry faces. She attended The Ohio State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Jamie Stacey
Director of Coffee Programs, Dutch Bros Coffee

Jamie started her love for coffee as a "broista" for Dutch Bros Coffee more than a decade ago, learning how to serve customers and build relationships. She has spent the better part of her career dedicated to the company's philanthropic efforts, including the impact efforts at coffee origins. As the Director of Coffee Programs, she fosters important coffee supply chain relationships, oversees the company's responsible sourcing program, and collaborates with the key leaders of coffee operations to ensure customers at the window have the most excellent experience possible and that the future of the coffee supply is thoughtfully planned for. She is passionate about encouraging the younger, next generation of coffee leaders to have a voice and get involved.

She attended University of Oregon and holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology, and holds the Certificate of Corporate Citizenship Practice from Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

William Troy
Assistant Vice President, Private Banking, Commodities & Logistics, Brown Brothers Harriman

Will works in the Commodities & Logistics group within Private Banking at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., a private bank based in New York, New York.  Will helps originate and structure commodity finance transactions and assists in advising private companies and their owners across various commodities industries, including coffee.  Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. is one of the leading coffee financing banks in the world.  Will first started drinking coffee (graduating from tea) during the pandemic, and now drinks at least two cups a day.  He received a B.Sc. in economics and Spanish from Centre College in Kentucky and an M.Sc. in economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.