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Member Retention Campaign


The Member Retention Campaign is a collective effort between GEAPS chapter leaders and the Membership Committee.  Your committee liaison is always there to help you if you have questions or get stuck in any part of the process.  Please look at the table below to find out who the Membership Committee liaison is for your chapter.

The Membership Committee involvement is just one reason 80 percent of GEAPS members renew year after year. The real success of the Member Retention Campaign is the result of all the hard work done by chapter leaders like you. In fact, it’s the only way GEAPS can get the job done.

During the week of Aug. 3-7, as well as in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 8 deadline, chapter presidents and vice presidents will receive an emailed list of those in their chapter who have not renewed their GEAPS memberships yet this year. Please give the non-renewed members of your chapter a call to find out if:

  • They would like to renew their membership?
  • If so, what can we do to help get them renewed?

Included in the email will be links to the Tip Sheet and Member Benefits Sheet, two documents that will give you some ideas about what to say when you make your calls and the Retention Call Sheet. This PDF form can be downloaded, filled out and mailed, faxed or emailed directly to the GEAPS office.

If you need any help, or more information, please don’t hesitate to contact your Membership Committee liaison or contact Deb Most at (763) 999-4300 or

Thank you very much for lending a hand. This is a crucial effort for GEAPS and your participation truly makes all the difference.



Ross Carlson
Chief Agri-Industrial Division; (800) 359-7600
Jacob Elder
Perdue AgriBusiness; (410) 543-3922
Great Plains
Mark Fedje
General Mills Inc; (763) 293-3715
Inland Empire
Angela Field
Applied Power Products; (651) 452-2250
Twin Ports
Tim Kramer
Bunge North America; (913) 367-3251
Jeff Holmes
General Mills Inc; (763) 764-4061
Columbia River
Bill Jefferson
Messick & Gray Inc; (302) 337-8777
Great River
Janice Kantola
Premier Components; (989) 423-6434
Michigan/So. Ontario
Cheryl Lansink
Comco; (306) 652-5005
Canadian Prairies

Greater Iowa

Steve Myers
Bunge North America; (913) 367-3251
Oregon Trail
David Marr
Michigan Agricultural Commodities; (989) 842-3104
Gulf South


Marcus Neal
Lansing Trade Group; (913) 563-3421
Greater Nebraska
Kansas City
Carl Swisher
4B Components Ltd; (309) 360-1228
Thunder Bay
Eric Werth
Midwest Farmers Cooperative; (402) 269-3536
Golden Triangle
North Iowa
Reggie White
RN Conveyance Co Inc; (410) 546-0811