AgGateway Announces 2018 Leadership

AgGateway has announced its 2018 leadership, including the directors of its Strategic Board and Operational Management Board, and leaders of its councils and committees. The non-profit organization, which has more than 200 member companies, is moving into its 13th year in expanding how the industry can better manage agricultural information to maximize efficiency and productivity.

“We have a terrific slate of directors and leaders this year, and I’m excited about the work we’ll be doing to benefit agribusinesses and related industries,” said AgGateway President and CEO Wendy Smith. “AgGateway and its members thank these individuals and their companies, which have recognized how essential this work is to the ongoing success of the ag industry.”

AgGateway enters the year with an updated mission, vision, and five-year strategic plan. A summary can be found in the 2017 Annual Report on the AgGateway website (www.AgGateway.org).

2018 Leadership:

 

Strategic Board of Directors

Chair: Doug Farrington, Head of IS Business Partnering, Syngenta
Vice-Chair: Tim McArdle, COO, Brandt Consolidated
Past Chair: Doug Mills, CIO, The Mosaic Co.
Teddy Bekele, Vice President, IT, WinField United, Land O’Lakes
Jeff Belding, Business Excellence Champion, RiceTec
Dennis Daggett, Sr Vice President, ProAg Management
Mark Trostle, Director, Global Registrations & Regulatory Affairs, Agrium/CPS
Dan Willey, CIO, Wilbur-Ellis
Jeremy W. Wilson, Technology Specialist, Crop IMS
Wendy Smith, President & CEO, AgGateway

Operational Management Board

Chair: Stephanie Frazier, eBusiness Specialist, Dow/DuPont
Vice-Chair: Randall Kasparbauer, B2B Software Product Manager, John Deere
Eric Hoefing, Manager of Applications Development, ACS
Michael Carrabine, CIO, International Raw Materials Ltd
Michael Thronson, Business Technical Writer, Control Systems Software
Aaron Berger, Software & Integration Engineer, AgSense
Randy Fry, Data Process & Information Systems Manager, Ceres Solutions
Sarah Moster, Manager, Customer Experience, BASF
Brent Kemp, Executive VP and COO, AgGateway

Council Leadership:

 

Ag Retail Council

Chair: Natasha Lilly, The Equity
Vice-Chair: Mike Ball, J.R. Simplot Company
Vice-Chair Elect: Jacob Crow, Growmark, Inc.

Allied Providers Council

Chair: Steve Daigle, Elemica
Vice-Chair: Eileen Licitra, Iteris

Crop Nutrition Council

Chair: Marge Nerness, United Suppliers
Vice-Chair: Ron Staab, United Services Assoc.
Vice-Chair Elect: Open

Crop Protection Council

Chair: Julie Benick, WinField United
Vice-Chair: Clay Mayer, Syngenta
Vice-Chair Elect: Mike Glidden, J.R. Simplot

Grain & Feed Council

Chair: Rich Adams, Key Cooperative
Vice-Chair: Steve Oberlander, CHS, Inc
Vice-Chair Elect: Carissa Staples, Land O’ Lakes

Precision Ag Council

Chair: Ben Craker, AGCO
Vice-Chair: Jessica Trites-Rolle, National Crop Insurance Services, Inc.
Vice-Chair Elect: Scott Nieman, Land O’ Lakes

Seed Council

Chair: Anthony James, Syngenta
Vice-Chair: Alek Krenichyn, XS Inc.
Vice-Chair Elect: Jenna Johnson, WinField United

Specialty Chemical Council

Chair: Theresa Smith, BASF Corporation
Vice-Chair: Stephen Barkley, SePRO Corporation
Vice-Chair Elect: Open

Committee Leadership:

 

Architecture

Chair: Michael Carrabine, IRM
Vice-Chair: Open

ADAPT Oversight

Chair: Mark Stelford, Premier Crop
Vice-Chair: Dan Danford, CNH

Communications

Chair: “J” (James) Nolfo, BASF
Vice-Chair: Open

Conference

Chair: Scott Meredith, ACS
Vice-Chair: Julie Benick, WinField United

AGIIS Directory Oversight

Chair: David Surber, Dow/DuPont
Vice-Chair: Kay Campe, Rosen’s Diversified

Membership

Chair: Denice Foster, EFC
Vice-Char: Brian Sokoloski, Kahler Automation

Standards & Guidelines

Chair: Rob Kovalsky, The Mosaic Co.
Vice-Chair: Open

In addition, AgGateway announced that its 2018 Mid-Year Meeting will be held June 11-14 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa; and its 2018 Annual Conference will be held November 5-7 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at The Capitol, Austin, Texas. More on AgGateway activities and how to become involved can be found at www.AgGateway.org.

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