ARLINGTON, VA — The National Grain and Feed Association’s (NGFA) elected JoAnn Brouillette, president of Demeter LP in Fowler, as NGFA chairman during its annual convention in Austin, Texas.

“I’m deeply humbled to serve this industry that is very near and dear to my heart and my family’s heart,” Brouillette said.

Her father, Don Brouillette, served as NGFA president — formerly the chairman title — from 1984 to '86.

Other officers elected to serve include:

  • Chairman: JoAnn Brouillette, president, Demeter LP, Fowler
  • First Vice Chairman: Greg Beck, senior vice president, Grain Division, CGB Enterprises
  • Second Vice Chairman: Chris Boerm, president, Global Transportation, Archer Daniels Midland Company

In addition, NGFA members elected the following persons to serve three-year terms on the organization’s board of directors:

  • Patrick Bryan, president and CEO, Pacificor, LLC
  • Brett Caplice, vice president and General Manager, North America Grain, Bunge North America Inc.
  • Amy Cornell, Agribusiness Council of Indiana/Indiana Grain and Feed Association
  • Bo DeLong, vice president, Grain Operations, The DeLong Co.
  • Matt Gibson, vice president, general manager, North America, Gavilon Grain LLC
  • Brian Gordon, CEO, Ritzville Warehouse Co.
  • Phil Greene, vice president, Foster Farm
  • Jeff Hainline, chairman, Advance Trading Inc.
  • Craig Haugaard, vice president, Grain, Sunrise Cooperative Inc.
  • Lloyd Heimbecker, Western regional manager, Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd.
  • Corey Jorgenson, president, Assets and Originations, Andersons Trade Group,
  • Jason Klootwyk, senior vice president of Grain Marketing and Rail Logistics, Agtegra Cooperative
  • Alan Koenig, chief supply chain officer, Grain Craft
  • Lynn Krueger, senior manager, U.S. Purchasing, Commodities, Ingredion Inc.
  • Stu Letcher, executive vice president, North Dakota Grain Dealers Association
  • Michelle Mapes, chief legal and administrative officer
  • Mike Miller, vice president, risk management, Ardent Mills Inc.
  • Steve Nail, president and CEO, Farmers Grain Terminal Inc.
  • Chris Schaffer, vice president, Export Marketing, Ag Processing Inc.
  • Kyle Shermock, director – Wheat Procurement & Risk Management, Miller Milling Co.
  • Jeff Van Pevenage, president and CEO, Columbia Grain Inc.
  • Sheryl Wallace, president, North American Grain, Cargill Inc.

Subsequently, the following members of the NGFA board of directors were elected by that body to serve on the NGFA executive committee for the coming year:

  • Gary Beachner, president and CEO, Beachner Grain Inc.
  • Jean Bratton, CEO, Centerra Cooperative,
  • Sharon Clark, senior vice president, Transportation and Regulatory Affairs, Perdue Agribusiness LLC
  • John Fletcher, general manager, Central Missouri AGRIService LLC
  • Matt Gibson, vice president and general manager, North America, Gavilon Grain LLC
  • David Hoogmoed, executive vice president, Land O’Lakes, and president Purina Animal Nutrition
  • Joe Kapraun, manager, Grain Marketing Division, GROWMARK Inc.
  • Alan Koenig, chief supply chain officer, Grain Craft
  • Michelle Mapes, chief legal and administrative officer,
  • Chris Peha, general manager, Northwest Grain Growers Inc.
  • Brian Schouvieller, senior vice president, Global Grain Marketing, CHS Inc.
  • Bruce Sutherland, president, Michigan Agricultural Commodities
  • Alan Woodard, CEO, CoMark Equity Alliance LLC

In addition, the following NGFA officers are members of the executive committee by virtue of their office:

  • JoAnn Brouillette, chairman
  • Greg Beck, first vice chairman
  • Chris Boerm, second vice chairman
  • Randy Gordon, NGFA president

NGFA consists of more than 1,000 grain, feed, processing, exporting and other grain-related companies that operate more than 7,000 facilities and handle more than 70% of all US grains and oilseeds. Its membership includes grain elevators; feed and feed ingredient manufacturers; biofuels companies; grain and oilseed processors and millers; exporters; livestock and poultry integrators; and associated firms that provide goods and services to the nation’s grain, feed and processing industry. NGFA also consists of 33 affiliated state and regional grain and feed associations, and NGFA is co-located and has an alliance with North American Export Grain Association, and a strategic alliance with Pet Food Institute.


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