Thank You Leaders

As we prepare to turn the page from one fiscal year to the next, it’s important to remember the work done by our superb volunteer leaders who selflessly gave their time and talents to further the mission of GEAPS.  

GEAPS leaders accomplished so much over the last year, and we are excited to think about what you can imagine over the next 12 months.   

Together, GEAPS leaders welcomed hundreds of new industry colleagues as we surpassed 3,000 members! They thought strategically about the future of this near century old organization to develop a new mission and vision designed to ensure we continue to grow and meet the needs of today and tomorrow.  

International Executive Committee

ChrisBlairNew Cooperative – PomeroyChair
BarbaraGroveCentral Valley Ag CooperativeMember
PaulSteinlageGeneral Mills IncMember
ChuckKunischMichigan Agricultural Commodities – MarletteMember
RobertHorvatCargill Inc, Office CenterMember
MatthewSchmittVAA LLCMember
AustinCarpenterClear Creek & Associates IncMember

IBD-Nominations Committee

JoriTempletonTemco, LLC – KalamaMember
R. ScottBrittinghamMountaire FarmsMember
AustinCarpenterClear Creek & Associates IncMember
ChuckKunischMichigan Agricultural Commodities – MarletteChair
MatthewSchmittVAA LLCMember
KleinIlelejiPurdue UniversityMember

International Board of Directors

ToddMoreyInternational Board Director
ChrisBlairNew Cooperative – PomeroyInternational President
CaseyAbelViterraInternational Board Director
CharlesHurburghIowa State UniversityInternational Board Director
RobertHorvatCargill Inc, Office CenterInternational Treasurer
JoriTempletonTemco, LLC – KalamaInternational Board Director
AustinCarpenterClear Creek & Associates IncInternational 2nd Vice President
PaulSteinlageGeneral Mills IncInternational Board Director
BobKlareEDG IncInternational Board Director
HollyBettenLandus – Des MoinesInternational Board Director
R. ScottBrittinghamMountaire FarmsInternational Board Director
KleinIlelejiPurdue UniversityInternational Board Director
CaseyJonesMKC – Moundridge AdminInternational Board Director
ChuckKunischMichigan Agricultural Commodities – MarletteInternational 1st Vice President
MatthewSchmittVAA LLCIntl Secretary
BarbaraGroveCentral Valley Ag CooperativeIntl Board Chair
AlexWestlindThe Weitz CompanyInternational Board Director

IBD-Gov Comte

BarbaraGroveCentral Valley Ag CooperativeMember
CaseyJonesMKC – Moundridge AdminMember
PaulSteinlageGeneral Mills IncMember
HollyBettenLandus – Des MoinesMember
MatthewSchmittVAA LLCChair

IBD-Finance Comte

RobertHorvatCargill Inc, Office CenterChair
BobKlareEDG IncMember
ChrisBlairNew Cooperative – PomeroyMember
CharlesHurburghIowa State UniversityMember
AlexWestlindThe Weitz CompanyMember
ChuckKunischMichigan Agricultural Commodities – MarletteMember

Chapter Resource Committee

Membership Committee

Exchange Educational Programming Committee

Exchange Futures Committee

JoelHeraldThe Andersons IncMember
SeanMorganSeedburo Equipment CoMember
ScottPetersonRahr Malting – ShakopeeMember
CherylStorchCustom Agri Systems IncMember
BlakeDudenAGI CMCMember
CheyenneWohlfordCCS Group, LLCMember
BobKlareEDG IncMember
PaulSteinlageGeneral Mills IncMember
DanielleWoolworthJackson Industrial ConstructionMember
AustinCarpenterClear Creek & Associates IncMember
SteveMyersBunge Milling -AtchinsonMember
JeremyEmersonCal-Maine FoodsMember
GregOberleCHS IncMember
AlexWestlindThe Weitz CompanyMember
BrentBayliffBeachner Grain IncMember
WesO’BannonCentral Valley Ag CooperativeMember
AndrewMerkinsGracon LLCMember
PamelaEnriquezSatake USA IncMember
JeffTrudellBulk Conveyors IncMember
ChristopherMcCloudCal-Maine FoodsMember
BarbaraGroveCentral Valley Ag CooperativeMember

Canadian Prairies Officers

RuchiRyleyHi Tech Installations LtdVice President
DenisTetraultFWS Group of CompaniesPresident
MurrayVanderpontG3 Canada Limited – CorporateTreasurer
CoryWoywadaParrish & Heimbecker LtdMember

Columbia River Officers

JeffJohnstonEGT, LLC, LongviewPresident
AlexanderLuceEcolabVice President
KevinStederTemco, LLC – KalamaTreasurer

Cornbelt Officers

MarkAveryGrain JournalSecretary
RyanBrooksThe Delong Co – CorporateDirector
EricClementsTopflight GrainVice President
BradJacksonDodge IndustrialDirector
JohnLeeGrain & Feed Assn of IllinoisDirector
RandyLongbrake4B Components LtdPresident
KevinStrongStrong Elevator Service LLCTreasurer

Great Plains Officers

JonBrownMKC – Moundridge AdminSecretary
ShawnCadmanKasa Controls & AutomationVice President
KevinHendersonWestern AgTreasurer
BrandonLeggCloud County Coop Elevator Assn – Concordia Terminal LLCDirector
MattPorterMaxi-Lift IncPresident
CodyRichardsCentral Valley Ag- Glen Elder HubDirector

Great River Officers

DavidFrettRiver Valley Cooperative – DewittPresident
BridgettWildermuthRiver Valley Cooperative – DewittVice President

Greater Iowa Officers

DrewAhroldArthur J GallagherPresident
CainBachmanNew Cooperative – GliddenVice President
MasonCadyMarsh & McLennan AgencySecretary
JamesDrownNew Vision CoopPast President
RyanMoormanRolfes @ BooneTreasurer
MiguelRangelPMI Iowa LLCPast President
MatthewSchmittKeen Project Solutions LLCPast President

Greater Nebraska Officers

DustinDrakeDrake IncAssociates Vice President
MichaelJantzViterra – Omaha Headquarters OfficesPresident
EricKrotzingerAgrex IncDirector
SethMeadowsCooperative Producers Inc.Vice President
NatePankoAurora Cooperative Elevator Company – HeadquartersDirector
SkylerWissingPMI Nebraska LLCDirector

Gulf South Officers

DanielleBabbsCargill Inc, ReservePresident
CodyBinderAlston Equipment CoDirector
ChrisGehretZen-Noh Grain Corp, ConventDirector
ErnestHallLouis Dreyfus CompanyPast President
LeeHarrisLouis Dreyfus Commodities, Port Allen ExportDirector
PhilipKellyEDG IncDirector
BobKlareEDG IncSecretary
RandyLeaColby SupplyDirector
RyanMillsADM Growmark  – Main OfficeDirector
JoshuaPerryCargill Inc, ReserveTreasurer
JeremySeyfertCargill Inc, WestwegoDirector
SethWardADM Growmark – ReserveVice President

Hoosier Officers

MikeAdamsGreene Galvanized StairsPresident
PhilipBurbrinkConsolidated Grain & Barge CoSecretary
GilGarcia4B Components LtdDirector
ShawnGearhartBrock Grain SystemsDirector
ButchHendrixKokomo Grain Inc – KokomoVice President
JasonRattsThe Andersons IncTreasurer
JoshSchmidtKokomo Grain Co Inc – AmboyDirector
TimWeaverKokomo Grain Inc – KokomoDirector
RyanYutzyFSS, Inc.Past President

Inland Empire Officers

KenThonneyVice President

Intermountain Officers

HeathHarrisonSafety Made Simple, LLCPresident
ShaunParkinsonThe Arthur CompaniesSecretary/Treasurer

Kansas City Officers

DeanAllingRay-Carroll County Grain Growers – Main OfficePresident
TimKramerBunge Milling -Atchinson2nd Vice President
JoelMcNernyBunge Milling -Atchinson1st Vice President
MarkMcQuillanM&M Specialty Services LLCDirector
ToddMoreyLambton Conveyor LtdDirector
SteveMyersBunge Milling -AtchinsonVice President
MarcusNealMN AgSolutions LLCDirector
JeffRoumphWD Patterson Co IncSecretary/Treasurer

Lonestar Officers

CaseyAbelKing Ranch Inc.President
ScottBuergerViterraVice President
MichaelMorganM&M Specialty Services LLCDirector
JeremySpiveyViterra, SaginawDirector
DeanWedekindMaxi-Lift IncDirector

Michigan/So Ontario Officers

BrandonLidsterMichigan Agricultural Commodities – BreckenridgeDirector
VirgilPeplinskiVitaPlus Corp-GagetownDirector
JordanSauroUniking CanadaVice President
DeniSpencerParrish & Heimbecker LtdDirector
JeffTrudellBulk Conveyors IncPresident/Treasurer
DanielleWoolworthJackson Industrial ConstructionSecretary

Mid-America Officers

BarbaraGroveCentral Valley Ag – York Corporate OfficeDirector
CaseySmithInterstates, Inc.Secretary/Treasurer
CheyenneWohlfordCustom Concrete SpecialistsDirector

Mid-Atlantic Officers

EricBranhamEastern Lift TruckDirector
R. ScottBrittinghamMountaire FarmsTreasurer
DougBrownThe Wenger Group- RheemsDirector
CameronGallowayRNC- COPresident
TonyGiorgilliTaylor Northeast IncVice President
ArielJovenMountaire Farms – Millsboro AdminDirector
JamesPorterMountaire FarmsDirector
TimothyWilliams4B Components LtdSecretary

Mid-South Officers

SteeleBoydRiceland Foods Inc, Commodity OperationsSecretary/Treasurer
BraxBroadusValley View Agri-SystemsDirector
JimmyBrumleyRiceland Foods IncPresident
NickKelleyRiceland Foods Inc, Stuttgart Grain Drier2nd Vice President
DanielMayerRiceland Foods Inc, JonesboroDirector
BrentMitchellRiceland Foods Inc1st Vice President
TerryPooleMid-South BearingDirector
DrewWidenerRiceland Foods Inc, WheatleyDirector
RandyWillisCentral Life SciencesDirector

Minneapolis Officers

BenKitzmillerGeneral Mills Inc, Soo ElevatorDirector
ToddOlsonRahr Malting – Shakopee2nd Vice President
ScottPetersonRahr Malting – Shakopee1st Vice President
KarilynSmithDonaldson Co IncChair
BrandonSneenCargill Inc, Savage WestTreasurer
NathanTostensonApplied Power ProductsSecretary
ChadWolfMass Flow Sourcing LLCPresident

Seaway Officers

SteveBrownVitakraft Sun SeedDirector
RandyDigbyLegacy Farmers Cooperative – FindlaySecretary/Treasurer
AndyGongwerThe Andersons IncDirector
DylanKendleCenterra Cooperative – MansfieldPresident
TimothyMeyerLegacy Farmers CooperativeDirector
TimMuckThe Andersons IncVice President

Siouxland Officers

LarryBorkSoutheast Farmers Coop – Elk PointDirector
JimJensenCooperative Farmers Elevator – OcheyedanDirector
RickKrierSoutheast Farmers Coop – Elk PointVice President
TerryLivelyMarsh & McLennan AgencyDirector
GeneModderSudenga Industries IncPresident

Tri-State Officers

EricKelleyJMI Covers LLCVice President
KasonScrogginsTiernan Aeration IncSecretary/Treasurer

Twin Ports Officers

ReneeBeaumierNorth Shore Track ServiceVice President
BenjaminHerstadSSA MarineTreasurer
DanielVandenhoutenCHS Inc. SuperiorPresident
RyanYoungCHS Inc. SuperiorSecretary

Vancouver Officers

HeatherByrneRichardson International – VancouverTreasurer
DanLizeeAlliance Grain Terminal – VancouverPresident
JeanYiAlliance Grain Terminal – VancouverSecretary