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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

Cory Reed

Cory Reed

Chairman

President, President, Ag & Turf Division: Production & Precision Agriculture, Americas and Australia

Deere and Company

Kevin Rasmussen, IPPA

Kevin Rasmussen

Vice Chair

Iowa Pork Producers Association

Wendy Wintersteen

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen

Secretary

President

Iowa State University

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Judd O’Connor

Past Chairman

President of U.S. Commercial Business

Corteva Agriscience

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 of the Board

Sukup Manufacturing


Directors

Jay Byers

Jay Byers

Chief Executive Officer

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Dan Culhane

Dan Culhane

President & CEO

Ames Chamber/AEDC

Nate Green

Executive Director, Global Sourcing – Origination Business Development

Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Jerry Maier

Jerry Maier

Director

Iowa Corn Promotion Board

Lucas Nelson, MedPharm Iowa

Lucas Nelson

General Manager

MedPharm Iowa

Ed Prosser

Senior Vice President, Commodity Risk Management

Scoular

Chad Surprenant

Chad Surprenant

President & CEO

ISG

Georgia Van Gundy

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Customer Officer

Hy-Vee


Delegates

Jane Bachmann

Jane Bachmann

Leader, Global Commercial and North America Communications

Corteva Agriscience

Brenda Dryer

Brenda Dryer

Senior Vice President

Ames Chamber of Commerce

Rich Dwyer

Rich Dwyer

Sr. VP Corporate Affairs and Enterprise Risk Management

Kent Corporation

Martin-REG

Dr. Martin Haverly

Sr. Manager, Innovation and Process Development Engineering

Renewable Energy Group

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

Executive Vice President

ISG

Pat McGonegle

Pat McGonegle

CEO

Iowa Pork Producers Association

Stacey Pellett

Stacey Pellett

Manager - State Public Affairs

Deere and Company

Daniel Robison

Dr. Daniel Robison

Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Iowa State University

Suresh Seshadri

Chief Architect

Scoular

Rodney Williamson

Rodney Williamson

Director of Research and Development

Iowa Corn Growers Association

Mike Swesey

Executive Vice President of Economic Development

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Dr. Andrew Yersin

Dr. Andrew Yersin

Sr. Vice President, Quality Assurance & Monogastric Technical Service

Kemin


Advisors

Debi Durham

Debi Durham

Director

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Dr. Martin Gross

Dr. Martin Gross

President & Founder

Gross-Wen Technologies

Mapes

Ame Mapes

Associate

Belin McCormick Law

Mike Naig

Mike Naig

Secretary of Agriculture

State of Iowa