Candidate for International Second Vice President
Matthew Kerrigan, Gateway
Bunge North America
Mr. Kerrigan is a safety manager for the grain division at Bunge North America in St. Louis, Mo. He joined GEAPS in 2006 and has served in chapter and International leadership. He is also active in volunteer leadership for the National Grain and Feed Association.
At the International level, Matthew is an International Board director and also serves on the Executive Committee. At the chapter level, he has served as Great River vice president, president and as a member of its Planning Committee.
"I am committed to the continuation and enhancement of what GEAPS was built upon, its current programs and future initiatives to make it THE knowledge resource for the world of grain handling industry operations."
Candidates for 2013-2016 International Board Director
Jacob B. Elder, Mid-Atlantic
Mr. Elder is a grain elevator manager for Perdue AgriBusiness, Salisbury, Md. He has been a GEAPS member since 2008, serving in chapter and International leadership.
Jacob is currently Mid-Atlantic past president, and formerly served two years as chapter president and as a board director. At the International level, he serves on the Membership Committee. In addition to GEAPS, he is a member of Young Farmers and Farm Bureau.
"I am committed to the GEAPS organization because of the need to keep a knowledge resource available to industry leaders in this time of rapidly developing technology."
Eric Kelley, Tri-State
Attebury Grain LLC
Mr. Kelley is an operations supervisor for Attebury Grain LLC, Amarillo, Texas. A GEAPS member since 2003, he has served at the chapter and International levels.
At the International level, Eric is an International Board director and has served on the International Board Nominations Committee and the Exchange Educational Programming Committee. In the Tri-State Chapter, he served as president, vice president and secretary.
"If re-elected I would continue to use my resources and knowledge to further advance the educational and informational benefits of the GEAPS organization."
David G. Marr, Michigan/So. Ontario
Michigan Agricultural Commodities
Mr. Marr is a facility manager for Michigan Agricultural Commodities in Breckenridge, Mich. A GEAPS member since 1998, he has served in chapter leadership.
David is serving his second term as Michigan/So. Ontario president, having first served as president from 2007-2009. He is chair of the GEAPS Great Lakes Regional Conference Planning Committee, which he has served on for 11 years. An alumnus of the Breckenridge FFA, David serves on its Ag Educational Advisory Committee and provides leadership service for the Michigan Agri-Business Association.
"I am very willing to put the time and effort to help keep the GEAPS organization strong and growing. It would give me pleasure to give back to GEAPS for what it’s given me."
Tom Winkel, North Iowa
Mr. Winkel is safety director and operations assistant for MaxYield Cooperative, West Bend, Iowa. He has been a GEAPS member since 2004, serving in chapter and International leadership. He is also active in volunteer leadership with Progressive Farmer Magazine.
At the International level, Tom is an International Board director. He has also served as a member and chair of the Chapter Resource Committee. At the chapter level, Tom has served as North Iowa director, secretary and treasurer. He currently serves as the North Iowa Program Committee chair and as a member of its Planning Committee.
"MaxYield has been very supportive of my GEAPS leadership service and the value this engagement brings to the table and overall goals of our future. The core purpose of GEAPS is clear and being part of this exciting growth hopefully is mutually beneficial."