GEAPS Needs Your Help Identifying Leaders
GEAPS needs your help in finding the next slate of nominees for three director positions on the International Board, the elected office of International second vice president and four director positions on the Associates Board.
Nominations are due by Jan. 14, 2019, with elections taking place in the spring. For more information or to discuss your interest in these leadership opportunities contact the GEAPS office at (763) 999-4300 to talk with Executive Vice President David Krejci regarding International Board leadership and with Component Relations Leader Julia Kloehn about the Associates Board.
The International Board of Directors represents the collective interests of all members in evolving and advancing GEAPS’ strategic plan to realize the full potential of the enterprise in pursuit of its envisioned future. The Board identifies, defines success for and oversees the planning, development and implementation of member programs and services to advance the pursuit of GEAPS’ envisioned future consistent with core purpose, values and general objectives.
International 2nd Vice President
At least one candidate must be nominated for the office of International 2nd vice president. The person elected automatically moves up the succession ladder, serving as 1st vice president, president and board chair over the next three years. Candidates for this position must have served at least one full year in the past five years as an International Board director or officer. They must also be able to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for 2018-2022.
The Associates Board of Directors represents the collective interest of GEAPS’ Associate members in the pursuit of GEAPS’ core purpose, realization of the envisioned future and achievement of the general objectives on behalf of all GEAPS members by advising the International Board on the development, evolution and implementation of GEAPS’ strategic plan.
Why Serve on a Board?
There are many reasons why leaders volunteer their time and energy. Many find it personally and professionally rewarding, while others use it as a tool to give something back to the industry.
Build Leadership and Communication Skills
Many companies support their employees serving on non-profit boards because it allows you to build valuable leadership skills. As a board member, you will learn strategic planning tactics and gain experience in building consensus. These skills can be extremely important for future facility managers, and some companies don’t have the means to provide this real-world experience internally.
Expand Your Professional Network
Serving on a board is a great way to make new connections that will help you both personally and professionally. You’ll engage with peers from all avenues of the grain industry all over North America. You will make friendships that can span your entire career, while also making valuable contacts that can help when your facility or company needs a proven solution for a problem.
Help GEAPS and the Grain Industry
As a board member, you will be involved in setting direction and priorities for advancing development of GEAPS programs and services, ensuring the organization delivers on its mission as The Knowledge Resource for the Grain Handling and Processing Industry. Among your responsibilities, you will have a role in determining future professional development programs and providing direction and oversight for Exchange planning and production.
International Board Nominations Committee
Marcus Neal, Lansing Trade Group, Kansas City Chapter, chair
Mark Fedje, General Mills, Minneapolis
Jim Jundt, Pacific Ethanol – Columbia, Inland Empire
Matthew Kerrigan, EGT, Columbia River
Jeff Jones, MKC, Great Plains
David Marr, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Michigan/So. Ontario
Kris Smelser, MillerCoors, Intermountain
Daniel Mayer, Riceland Foods, Mid-South
Tom Rodman, Cargill, Columbia River
Andrew Waldbillig, General Mills, Twin Ports
David Krejci, GEAPS
Associates Board Nominations Committee
Cheryl Lansink, Comco, Siouxland Chapter
Darren Zink, Tuthill Transfer Systems, Hoosier
Regan Heaton, SCAFCO Grain Systems, Inland Empire
Janice Kantola, Premier Components Inc, Michigan
Perry Nettles, EcoLab, Mid-South
Wade Spencer, Bulk Conveyors Inc, Great Plains