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2022-25 Board of Directors and Executive Committee

   * Serves on AFIA's Executive Committee

American Feed Industry Association Officers

Chair
Mike Gauss
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.

Chair-elect
Carlos Gonzalez
Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Schuster Immediate Past Chair
Mike Schuster
Laidig Systems, Inc.

 

Newman President & CEO
Constance Cullman
AFIA

Novak Vice President & Corporate
Secretary

Sarah Novak
AFIA

Wilkinson Vice President
Leah Wilkinson
AFIA

 

CFO & Corporate Treasurer
Andy Timmins
AFIA

 

BOD Terms Expiring May 2023

*Eric Arnold Bill Barr & Company, Inc. Overland Park, KS
*Mariano Berdegue Cargill Animal Nutrition Wilton, CT
*Kristin Bonham DSM Nutritional Products Parsippany, NJ
*Katie Cook Elanco Animal Health Versailles, KY
James Gerardot Kincannon & Reed Waynesboro, VA
Tim Jacobson Tier 1 Nutritionals, Inc. Madison, WI
Mike Lennox Kentucky Equine Research, Inc. (KER) Minneapolis, MN
*Elizabeth Maier The F. L. Emmert Company Cincinnati, OH
Sean McNear Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd Lexington, KY
*Jeff Pendleton Hallway Feeds Dallas, TX
Paul Phillips Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc. Libertyville, IL
*Chad Risley, Ph.D. Berg+Schmidt America, LLC Eden Prairie, MN
*Rob Sheffer Zinpro Corporation Madison, MS
Jason Summar Hood Packaging Corporation Fresno, CA
Kris Torbert Foster Farms, Inc. Greenfield, IN
*Doug Webel United Animal Health, Inc. Sheridan, IN

 

BOD Terms Expiring May 2024

John Akridge MFA Incorporated Columbia, MO
*Scott Anderson California Pellet Mill (CPM) Waterloo, IA
Gerry Daignault The Maschhoffs LLC Carlyle, IL
*Frank Goode ILC Resources Urbandale, IA
Scott Lovin AgState Albert City, IA
*Lisa Norton BioZyme Incorporated Saint Joseph, MO
Brian Rittgers Micronutrients USA LLC Indianapolis, IN
Gisele Santos Bin BASF Corporation Florham Park, NJ
*Leigh Ann Sayen The Peterson Company Kalamazoo, MI
*Kevin Schluender Nutra Blend, LLC Arden Hills, MN
Fernado Valdez Kemin Industries Inc.  Des Moines, IA
Ted Williams  D&D Ingredient Distributors, Inc.  Delphos, OH
Ken Wilson, Ph.D Darling Ingredients Inc. Irving, TX
Wesley Wilson Ag ProVision, LLC Kenansville, NC

 

BOD Terms Expiring May 2025

Holly Bellmund GLC Minerals, LLC Green Bay, WI
Nicole Boettger Hamlet Protein, Inc. Findlay, OH
Rob Brock Westway Feed Tomball, TX
Tony Colanino NewStar Sourcing Omaha, NE
Julio Contreras Sweet Manufacturing Springfield, OH
Jonathon Griffin Balchem New Hampton, NY
Dan Hennessy Land O'Lakes Arden Hills, MN
Scott Herbert Daybrook Fisheries New Orleans, LA
Whit Huguley ED&F Man New Orleans, LA
Robert King Merrick Pet Care, Inc. Amarillo, TX
Mark Lamb South Fresh Feeds Demopolis, AL
Dan Meagher Novus International, Inc. Saint Charles, MO
Ryan Millet Zoetis Gardners, PA
Mark Poeschl Furst McNess Company Freeport, IL
Dan Rice Western Milling Goshen, CA
Matthew Zeigler Zeigler Bros Gardners, PA

 

Honorary BOD Directors (Past Chairmen)

David Abbott Newport, Vt.
Dwight Armstrong Nashville, Tenn.
William Barr Overland Park, Kansas
Thomas Batcheller Sioux Falls, S.D.
Tim Belstra DeMotte, Ind.
Greg Branch Ocala, Fla.
Jeff Cannon Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bruce Crutcher Indianapolis, Ind.
Scott Druker Princeton, NJ
Richard Frasch Joseph, Ore.
Alan Gunderson Waunakee, Wis.
Lee Hall Lexington, Ky.
William Harriman Duluth, Ga.
Mike Horn Lancaster, Pa.
Steve Koenig Fairlawn, Ohio
Richard Loomis San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Kermit McCormack Cumberland Center, Maine
Edward McMillan Greenville, Ill.
Donald Orr, Jr. Sheridan, Ind.
Paul Phillips Dallas, Texas
Alec Poitevint Bainbridge, Ga.
Brian Rittgers Indianapolis, Ind.
Mike Schuster Mishawaka, IN
Rich Severson Sarasota, Fla.
Rob Sheffer Minneapolis, Minn.
Fred Stephens N. Barrington, Ill.
James Sullivan Cary, N.C.
William Tribble Georgetown, Texas
Steve VanRoekel Mankato, Minn.
Dean Webster Kennebunkport, Maine
David Wentzell Vero Beach, Fla.
Alan Wessler Columbia, Mo.