INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Voting for the International Board of Directors is now open. Cast your vote online.
GEAPS will announce election results at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 18, at GEAPS Leadership Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
CANDIDATE FOR 2018-2019 INTERNATIONAL 2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Jeff Jones, MKC, Great Plains
Mr. Jeff Jones is director of southern operations for MKC in Newton, Kansas.
A GEAPS member since 2013, he has served in international and chapter leadership. He currently serves on the International Board of Directors, International Executive Committee, Chapter Resource Committee, Chapter Leader Advisory Support and Information Council, GEAPS Leadership Education and Networking Workshop Task Force and as treasurer of the Great Plains Chapter. Jeff was also an Exchange 2018 session moderator and Student Day roundtable facilitator.
“As an active member and leader in GEAPS, I am afforded the opportunity to see our organization make positive effects on the grain industry in safety, knowledge and vendor relationships. With the ever-changing world of agriculture and especially food safety, I am committed to the continued leadership that GEAPS brings as THE Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing operations.”
CANDIDATES FOR 2018-2021 INTERNATIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR
Chris Blair, New Cooperative, Gulf South
Mr. Chris Blair is regional manager for NEW Cooperative in Pomeroy, Iowa. A GEAPS member since 2007, he has served in international and chapter leadership. He currently serves on the International Board of Directors and as chair of the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee.
“I want to continue to help reach as many people as we can to educate everyone in this industry and reach out to new people as well. This is something that has been done over the last 90 years and GEAPS needs leaders to ensure this will continue for years to come.”
Steele Boyd, Riceland Foods, Mid-South
Mr. Steele Boyd is director of commodity operations at Riceland Foods, Inc. in Stuttgart, Arkansas. He joined GEAPS in 2011 and has served in chapter leadership. Steele currently serves as secretary/treasurer of Mid-South.
“Conservation, quality, and safety are key parts of the future of grain-related operations. I have a strong interest in and aptitude for discovering new and innovative ways to strengthen these goals. As an International Board director, I will bring years of agricultural experience and a dedication to the future leadership of grain-related operations.”
R Scott Brittingham, MCGOM, Mountaire Farms, Mid-Atlantic
Mr. Scott Brittingham is grain manager at Mountaire Farms in Harrington, Delaware. He joined GEAPS in 2004 and has served in International and chapter leadership. Scott currently serves as treasurer of Mid-Atlantic and was recognized as Chapter Member of Distinction in 2011 and 2014.
“Having earned a certification and two specialist credentials from GEAPS, and having assumed a leading role in the our chapter’s outreach to FFA students, I feel I have a unique perspective to offer as GEAPS continues to expand its programs and influence as the knowledge resource for the grain handling and processing industry.”
Mason Cady, Ag Partners LLC, Greater Iowa
Mr. Mason Cady is EHS director for Ag Partners LLC in Albert City, Iowa. A GEAPS member since 2012, he has served in international and chapter leadership. He currently serves as a member of the Chapter Resource Committee, Chapter Leader Advisory Support and Information Council and as secretary of the Greater Iowa Chapter.
“After benefiting from the opportunities that GEAPS has provided me through both education and networking, I want to do as much as I possibly can do to help maintain and grow this resource for current and future generations of grain industry professionals.”
Philip Kelly, CGOM, Louis Dreyfus Company, Gulf South
Mr. Philip Kelly is general superintendent for Louis Dreyfus Company in Port Allen, Louisiana. A GEAPS member since 1999, he has served in international and chapter leadership. He currently serves as a member of the International Board of Directors, Board of Directors Nominations Committee, GEAPS Leadership Education and Networking Workshop Task Force and as past president of the Gulf South Chapter and chair of the 2019 Host Advisory Council.
“I have worked in the grain industry for over 30 years and GEAPS has been there with me for the majority of that time. As a member of the International Board of Directors, I hope to inspire and guide a new generation of grain handlers by providing relevant strategic direction.”