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2024-27 Board of Directors and Executive Committee

   * Serves on AFIA's Executive Committee

American Feed Industry Association Officers

Sayen Chair
Leigh Ann Sayen 
The Peterson Company

Sayen Chair-elect
Dan Meagher 
Novus International

Gonzalez Immediate Past Chair
Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D. 
Hill’s Pet Nutrition

 

Newman President & CEO
Constance Cullman
AFIA

Novak COO & Corporate
Secretary

Sarah Novak
AFIA

Wilkinson Vice President
Leah Wilkinson
AFIA

 

CFO & Corporate Treasurer
Andy Timmins
AFIA

 

BOD Terms Expiring May 2025

*Holly Bellmund GLC Minerals, LLC Green Bay, WI
*Rob Brock Westway Feed Tomball, TX
Tony Colanino NewStar Sourcing Omaha, NE
*Julio Contreras Sweet Manufacturing Springfield, OH
Grady Fain Hamlet Protein, Inc. Findlay, OH
*Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. Topeka, KS
*Jonathon Griffin Balchem New Hampton, NY
*Kevin Schluender Land O'Lakes Arden Hills, MN
Whit Huguley ED&F Man New Orleans, LA
Bjorn Kwak Daybrook Fisheries New Orleans, LA
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

 

BOD Terms Expiring May 2026

Scott Baker SEM Minerals, LP Quincy, IL
Cory Berg QLF-Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. Dodgeville, WI
Nathan Bingaman D1 Resources, Inc. Galena, KS
Jonathan Cowles WL Port-Land Systems, Inc. Pittsburg, PA
Susanna Elliott Alltech, Inc. Nicholasville, KY
Hayley Jones Smithfield Foods Warsaw, NC
Paul Kalmbach Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. Upper Sandusky, OH
Steve Lerner, Ph.D Chr. Hansen Animal Health and Nutrition Milwaukee, WI
Allen McDonald Global Animal Products Amarillo, TX
Rebecca Mowen ADM Animal Nutrition, Inc. Quincy, IL
*Matt Podany EBM Manufacturing Norfolk, NE
Tim Reed Reed Mariculture Campbell, CA
*Karl Thoene CHS, Inc. Inver Grove Heights, MN
Ben Towns Arm & Hammer Ewing, NJ
Ty Vaupel Alfagreen Supreme Toledo, OH

 

BOD Terms Expiring May 2027

Todd Armstrong, Ph.D Phibro Animal Health Corporation Parsippany, NJ 
*Eric Arnold Bill Barr & Company, Inc. Overland Park, KS
*Mariano Berdegue, Ph.D. Cargill Animal Nutrition Wayzata, MN
Kristin Bonham dsm-firmenich St. Charles, MO
Nick Braden Wilbur-Ellis Pet Nutrition Saint Joseph, MO
Brent Brinegar Lincoln Premium Poultry Fremont, NE 
Christi Brown Zinpro Corporation Eden Prairie, MN
*Katie Cook Elanco Animal Health Greenfield, IN
Raj Kasula Wenger Feeds, LLC Rheems, PA
Sean McNear Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Wilton, CT
*Terry Medemblik Walinga USA Wayland, MI
David Probert International Ingredient Corporation Fenton, MO
Chad Risley, Ph.D. Berg+Schmidt America, LLC Libertyville, IL
Apoorva Shah SAM Nutrition Bloomington, MN
David Stephens Seminole Feed Ocala, FL

 

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.
Mike Gauss Muscatine, IA
Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D. Topeka, KS
Alan Gunderson Waunakee, Wis.
Lee Hall Lexington, Ky.
William Harriman Duluth, Ga.
Mike Horn Lancaster, Pa.
Steve Koenig Fairlawn, Ohio
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.