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Board of Directors

We are led by major players in food and ag industries, representing leading companies, education, commodity groups, energy, and economic development organizations.

Officers

judd O'Connor headshot

Judd O’Connor

Chairman

President of U.S. Commercial Business

Corteva Agriscience

Cory Reed

Cory Reed

Vice Chair

President, Worldwide

Agriculture & Turf Division

Deere and Company

Wendy Wintersteen

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen

Secretary

President

Iowa State University

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

Past Chairman

Chairman & CEO

Kent Corporation

Kathryn Kunert

Kathryn Kunert

VP, Economic Connections and Integration

MidAmerican Energy Company

Charles Sukup

Charles Sukup

Past Chairman

Chairman & President

Sukup Manufacturing


Directors

Jay Byers

Jay Byers

Chief Executive Officer

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Jerry Maier

Jerry Maier

Director

Iowa Corn Promotion Board

Dan Culhane

Dan Culhane

President & CEO

Ames Chamber/AEDC

Nate Green

Nate Green

Director, Corporate Business Development & Senior Corporate Counsel

Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Craig Hill

Craig Hill

President

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

President & CEO

Kemin Industries

Chad Surprenant

Chad Surprenant

President & CEO

ISG


Delegates

Rich Dwyer

Rich Dwyer

President

Kent Nutrition Group Feed Division

David Maahs

David Maahs

EVP, Economic Development

Greater Des Moines Partnership


Advisors

Debi Durham

Debi Durham

Director

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Steve Zumbach

Steve Zumbach

Attorney

Belin McCormick