Board of
Directors

Officers

Judd O'Connor
Judd O’Connor

Chairman
President of U.S. Commercial Business
Corteva Agriscience

Cory Reed

Vice Chair
President
Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division,
Deere and Company

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

Director
Iowa Corn Promotion Board

Matt Carstens

Senior Vice President, SUSTAIN
Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Dan Culhane
Dan Culhane

President & CEO Ames Chamber/AEDC

Nate Green

Director, Corporate Business Development & Senior Corporate Counsel
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG)

Craig Hill
Craig Hill

President
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Gregg Hora
Gregg Hora

President
Iowa Pork Producers Association

Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson

President & CEO
Kemin Industries

chad surpenant
Chad Surprenant

President & CEO
ISG

Delegate Council

mike crum
Michael Crum

VP for Economic Development & Business Engagement
Iowa State University

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