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Staff Listing

Management & Administrative

Kirk Leeds
Chief Executive Officer
Kirk Leeds
Chief Executive Officer
Karey Claghorn
Chief Operating Officer
Karey Claghorn
Chief Operating Officer
Mary Whitcomb
Executive Assistant to CEO
Mary Whitcomb
Executive Assistant to CEO

Administrative

Sue Heath
Director of Administration
Sue Heath
Director of Administration
Nikki Bloedow
Receptionist
Nikki Bloedow
Receptionist

District Coordinators

Heather Lilienthal
Director of Producer Services
Heather Lilienthal
Director of Producer Services
Haylee Pontier
Producer Services Regional Coordinator
Haylee Pontier
Producer Services Regional Coordinator
Amy Tlach
Producer Services Regional Coordinator
Amy Tlach
Producer Services Regional Coordinator
Carrie Kelly
Producer Services Regional Coordinator
Carrie Kelly
Producer Services Regional Coordinator
Bre Wagner
Producer Services Regional Coordinator
Bre Wagner
Producer Services Regional Coordinator

Communications

Aaron Putze
Director of Communications & External Relations
Aaron Putze
Director of Communications & External Relations
Allie Arp
Research Communications Specialist
Allie Arp
Research Communications Specialist
Lindsey Foss
Communications Program Coordinator
Lindsey Foss
Communications Program Coordinator
Dorothy Tate
Public Relations Manager
Dorothy Tate
Public Relations Manager
Easton Kuboushek
Communications Specialist II
Easton Kuboushek
Communications Specialist II
Michelle Jones
Environmental Communications Specialist
Michelle Jones
Environmental Communications Specialist
Carrie Laughlin
Communications Specialist
Carrie Laughlin
Communications Specialist
Ann Clinton
Editor, Soybean Review Publications
Ann Clinton
Editor, Soybean Review Publications
Joe Murphy
Sr. Communications Manager
Joe Murphy
Sr. Communications Manager
Matt Wilde
Senior Writer
Matt Wilde
Senior Writer

Market Development

Grant Kimberley
Director of Market Development, Executive Director Iowa Biodiesel Board
Grant Kimberley
Director of Market Development, Executive Director Iowa Biodiesel Board
Karen Long
Project Coordinator
Karen Long
Project Coordinator

Marketing

Cate Newberg
Marketing Director
Cate Newberg
Marketing Director
Jay Magnani
Web Manager
Jay Magnani
Web Manager
Hillary Fieldsend
Creative Manager
Hillary Fieldsend
Creative Manager
Ashton Jacobson
Creative Manager
Ashton Jacobson
Creative Manager
Nick Rempe
Creative Manager
Nick Rempe
Creative Manager

ISA Research

Dr. Ed Anderson
Sr. Director of Research
Dr. Ed Anderson
Sr. Director of Research
David Kurth
Research Program Coordinator
David Kurth
Research Program Coordinator
Sue Derscheid
Research Executive Assistant
Sue Derscheid
Research Executive Assistant

ISA Research – On-Farm Network®

Scott Nelson
Director
Scott Nelson
Director
Nathan Paul
Operations Manager
Nathan Paul
Operations Manager
Rich Stessman
Operations Manager
Rich Stessman
Operations Manager
Brett McArtor
Regional Agronomist
Brett McArtor
Regional Agronomist
Anthony Martin
Regional Agronomist
Anthony Martin
Regional Agronomist
Steve May
Resource Development
Steve May
Resource Development

ISA Research - Analytics

Peter Kyveryga, PhD
Director of Analytics
Peter Kyveryga, PhD
Director of Analytics
Suzanne Fey
Process Development Coordinator
Suzanne Fey
Process Development Coordinator
Chris Wilkins
Database Administrator/GIS Specialist
Chris Wilkins
Database Administrator/GIS Specialist
Brad Wirt
GIS Specialist/Analyst
Brad Wirt
GIS Specialist/Analyst

ISA Research – Environmental Programs & Services

Roger Wolf
Director of Environmental Programs & Services
Roger Wolf
Director of Environmental Programs & Services
Diane Ercse
Watershed Coordinator/Resource Management Specialist
Diane Ercse
Watershed Coordinator/Resource Management Specialist
Karl Gesch
Watershed Coordinator/Resource Management Specialist
Karl Gesch
Watershed Coordinator/Resource Management Specialist
Dr. Chris Hay
Senior Environmental Scientist
Dr. Chris Hay
Senior Environmental Scientist
Todd Sutphin
Senior Operations Manager
Todd Sutphin
Senior Operations Manager
Anthony Seeman
Environmental Research Coordinator
Anthony Seeman
Environmental Research Coordinator
Keegan Kult
Environmental Scientist
Keegan Kult
Environmental Scientist
Heath Ellison
Operations Manager
Heath Ellison
Operations Manager
Adam Kiel
Operations Manager
Adam Kiel
Operations Manager
Theo Gunther
Resource Management Specialist
Theo Gunther
Resource Management Specialist
Dave Graham
Water Field Technician
Dave Graham
Water Field Technician

Accounting

Donna Donovan
Chief Financial Officer
Donna Donovan
Chief Financial Officer
Steve McGinnis
Controller
Steve McGinnis
Controller
Larry Pratt
System Administrator
Larry Pratt
System Administrator
Lori Becker
Senior Accountant
Lori Becker
Senior Accountant
Carol McNulty
Accounting Clerk
Carol McNulty
Accounting Clerk
Carmen Pierce
Accounting Clerk
Carmen Pierce
Accounting Clerk
Kelly Kipping
Member Services Administrator
Kelly Kipping
Member Services Administrator
Nancy Cunningham
Administrative Assistant
Nancy Cunningham
Administrative Assistant
Jantina Wennerstrom
Project Manager
Jantina Wennerstrom
Project Manager
Tifani Vivanh
Staff Accountant
Tifani Vivanh
Staff Accountant

Policy Development

Carol Balvanz
Director of Policy
Carol Balvanz
Director of Policy

The Soyfoods Council & Flavorful Insight

Linda Funk
Executive Director The Soyfoods Council & Flavorful Insight
Linda Funk
Executive Director The Soyfoods Council & Flavorful Insight

Soy Transportation Coalition

Mike Steenhoek
Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition
Mike Steenhoek
Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition
Jantina Wennerstrom
Project Coordinator
Jantina Wennerstrom
Project Coordinator

Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

Sean McMahon
Executive Director
Sean McMahon
Executive Director
Donna Ramaeker Zahn
Communications Director
Donna Ramaeker Zahn
Communications Director
Jim Jordahl
Program Manager
Jim Jordahl
Program Manager

Association Management Ltd

Molly Lopez, CAE
President
Molly Lopez, CAE
President
Kelly Kipping
Member Services Administrator
Kelly Kipping
Member Services Administrator
Denise Hoffman
Meeting Planner
Denise Hoffman
Meeting Planner
Lynn Harkin, CAE
Account Executive
Lynn Harkin, CAE
Account Executive
Heather Tamminga, CAE
Account Executive
Heather Tamminga, CAE
Account Executive
Darcy Watson, CAE
Information Technology Manager
Darcy Watson, CAE
Information Technology Manager
Kailah Schmitz
Administrative Assistant
Kailah Schmitz
Administrative Assistant

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