Marlis Carson is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. In addition to overseeing the organization’s legal, financial, and tax compliance issues, Marlis coordinates the activities of NCFC’s Legal, Tax and Accounting Committee on federal issues impacting farmer cooperatives. She also serves as NCFC’s corporate secretary/treasurer and is responsible for NCFC’s budget.

Prior to joining NCFC, Marlis served as a tax manager in Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department in Washington, D.C. She grew up in Kansas and is a graduate of Sterling College (Sterling, Kansas) and of The George Washington University Law School. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar.