Board of Directors

The U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members.

Four members are from the American Soybean Association (ASA), four members are from the United Soybean Board (USB), and seven seats represent trade, allied industry, and state organizations.


Lance Rezac


United Soybean Board
Onaga, Kansas

Lance grows soybeans, corn, wheat, alfalfa, native hay, brome, sorghum and hay near Onaga, Kansas. He and his wife, Debra, also operate a farrow-to-finish swine operation and raise beef cattle with his brother, son, daughter and nephews. At Rezac Land and Livestock, they prioritize doing a better job with the resources they have. Lance holds a bachelor’s degree in Ag Engineering from Kansas State University. This is his eighth year on the United Soybean Board, and he serves on the Audit and Evaluation Committees and the Demand Action Team in the Innovation and Technology priority area and has served on the Audit and Evaluation Committee. In addition to his work with USSEC, Lance is involved in the Onaga Lions Club, Kansas Soybean Association and the Kansas Soybean Commission. In his spare time, he enjoys vacationing in the Caribbean and serving as a member in the Congregational Church in Onaga. Lance and his wife Debra have three children and four grandchildren.

Janna Fritz


American Soybean Association
Bad Axe, Michigan

Janna and her husband, Joel, produce soybeans, corn, wheat and dry edible beans on their sixth-generation family farm in Michigan. In addition, she serves as president of DF Seeds. Prior to this role, Janna was the CEO of the Michigan Soybean Committee and the Michigan Soybean Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Agriculture & Natural Resources Communications and a master’s degree from Concordia University in Organizational Leadership. She has served on various boards, including the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, Michigan Farm Bureau, the U.S. Grains Council, Michigan FFA Foundation and the Michigan Corn Growers Association.

Joel Schreurs


Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
Tyler, Minnesota

Joel farms near Tyler in southwestern Minnesota. Over the years, his family has raised hogs, cattle, sheep, corn, soybeans and alfalfa. As the farming operation has grown, it has evolved into a grain operation, raising soybeans and corn. Like many Midwest farmers, Joel, and his family work hard to protect and preserve the land they farm while providing a safe, quality product for their customers. Joel keeps in mind that consumers like to know where their food comes from—both in the U.S. and abroad—and that farms work responsibly to conserve the land. In addition to his role with USSEC, Joel serves as director for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. Prior to his position as an Allied Sub-Class director, Joel represented the American Soybean Association on the USSEC board.

John Buboltz


Wayzata, Minnesota

John is Cargill’s North American Soybean Processing Manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the grain and oilseed industry and has been employed with Cargill since 2000. John began his Cargill career working for their flour milling joint venture, Horizon Milling, in various wheat trading, merchandising and risk management roles. In 2011, he moved over to the Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain (CASC) platform as Hard Red Winter Wheat Product Line Manager, and in 2013, he transferred to Winnipeg, Canada, to take on the role of BU Risk Management Leader. He returned to Minneapolis in 2016 as the North American Oilseed Product Line Leader, managing Cargill’s soybean export and origination program, and in 2018, moved over to the crush desk to lead Cargill’s North American soybean processing business.

Mike McCranie


United Soybean Board
Claremont, South Dakota

Mike is a fourth-generation farmer growing soybeans and corn near Claremont, South Dakota. He farms with his wife, Monica, and their sons, Matthew and Mitchell. They incorporate sustainable practices that help improve the land. He plans to pass it to the next generation better than he received it. This is Mike’s fourth year on the United Soybean Board. He serves on the Demand Action Team in the Infrastructure and Connectivity priority area. Mike is very active in his community. He has been a member of the South Dakota Soybean Association, American Soybean Association, South Dakota Corn Growers Association, Farmers Union and Farm Bureau. Along with many agriculturally related organizations, Mike also serves his local church.


Tony Hill


Decatur, Illinois

Tony joined ADM after graduating from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2008 with a degree in business administration. He has spent the past 15 years working throughout many ADM locations and in a variety of merchandising, commercial management and risk management roles. He currently serves as ADM’s Trade Manager of U.S. Bulk Soybean Exports. Tony lives in Forsyth, Illinois, with his wife, Megan, and their three children, Harrison, Riley and Caroline. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and coaching little league baseball.

Shawn Hulm


Omaha, Nebraska

Shawn is the Oilseed Product Line Manager at Viterra in Omaha, Nebraska, where he manages the company’s overall North American oilseed positions and trades the export markets. Shawn has been with Gavilon/Viterra for 15 years. Prior to that, he worked with ADM for 11 years. Shawn earned a degree in Business Management from the University of South Dakota. He lives in Omaha with his wife and two boys.

Mike Koehne


American Soybean Association
Greensburg, Indiana

Mike is a first-generation farmer in southeast Indiana. He and his wife, Jill, farm with their children, Rebecca, Luke, Logan and Caroline. They raise market-specific crops, including high oleic soybeans and soy food beans shipped by container to Japan and Taiwan. They grow corn for dry millers in Japan and for the Kentucky bourbon market. They also raise cattle and grow hay. The Koehne family currently own a farm drainage business, which they have operated for nearly 20 years. Previously, they owned and operated a trucking company that hauled livestock for 19 years. Mike is also involved in the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Land Improvement Contractors Association.

Randy Miller


American Soybean Association
Lacona, Iowa

Randy farms with his wife, Sheila, and their two children. They raise soybeans and corn, produce custom-feed nursery pigs, and run a cow-calf operation in central Iowa. Randy has been farming for nearly 30 years and plants cover crops to promote soil health, as well as using many other conservation practices. He values the connections made by exporting soybeans to various trading partners. In addition to serving with USSEC, Randy is a board member for the Iowa Soybean Association, the Warren County Fair Board and Indianola First Assembly Church. He is a past South-Central Co-Op Board member and county 4-H Youth Council leader.

Craig Pietig


Ag Processing, Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska

Craig is Vice President, Ag Products, at Ag Processing Inc. (AGP), where he has worked for 14 years. After graduating from Iowa State University, Craig worked at various plant locations buying soybeans and selling soybean meal prior to moving to Omaha. In his current role, Craig focuses on exporting grain, soybean meal and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through the Port of Grays Harbor into Southeast Asia.

Cindy Pulskamp


United Soybean Board
Hillsboro, North Dakota

Cindy grows soybeans, wheat and sugar beets in North Dakota. She farms full-time with her husband, Neal, on the family farm, which is more than 100 years old. They have farmed together for more than 20 years. Cindy has a background in fertilizer and seed sales administration. She worked in the agriculture industry for many years before farming. Cindy holds a master’s degree in management, a bachelor's degree in business administration and an associate degree in accounting. Now in her third year with the United Soybean Board, she serves on the Demand Action Team in the Innovation and Technology priority area.

Tori Sorensen


Insta-Pro Intl.
Grimes, Iowa

Tori has over 15 years of experience in the agriculture industry in marketing and communications roles. She is passionate about global food security and the agriculture industry. Tori has spent the past six years as the Marketing Director for Insta-Pro Intl.  She was raised on a row crop farm in Southeast Iowa and received her degree from The University of Iowa.  Tori received two Clarion Awards for her work in communications, is a former Board Member for the Association of Women in Communications and on the Advisory Board for the Iowa Donor Network.  She currently lives in the Des Moines, Iowa metro with her husband, Chris, and son, CJ.  Tori represents the Allied Class on the Board of Directors and serves as Chairman of the Soy Excellence Center Committee and Co-Chair of the Animal and Aquaculture Utilization Team.

Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare


American Soybean Association
Nebo, Illinois

Roberta farms with her husband, Eric, and son-in-law, Drew Simonsen. She also owns a small retail store, Brookside Marketplace. Roberta earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communications from Iowa State University, and she is a graduate of the Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation. Roberta currently serves as chair of the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) committee, which she has served on since 2016. She is involved with the Pike and Calhoun County Farm Bureaus, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and is a past chair of her local school and hospital boards. Roberta and Eric have two children and four grandchildren.

Reggie Strickland


United Soybean Board
Mount Olive, North Carolina

Reggie farms with his wife, Laura, their daughter, Savannah, and his father, Garrett. Their diversified farm produces soybeans, corn, pigs, turkeys, pickling cucumbers, sweet potatoes and flue-cured tobacco. A seventh-generation farmer, Reggie holds a degree in agribusiness management from North Carolina State University, and he worked with the Agricultural Business Management Department at the university seasonally for 10 years before transitioning to full-time farming. In addition to their daughter, he and Laura have a son, Grayson.

Scott Sinner


SB&B Foods
Fargo, North Dakota

Scott is a Partner/Owner and the Procurement Manager for SB&B Foods, LLC. He manages over 75,000 acres of contracted soybean production across the Upper Midwest, with a focus on North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Scott also administers SB&B's proprietary genetics program and supports the company’s food soybean sales team. He joined SB&B Foods in 2003. Scott serves on the Agronomy Action Team for the Specialty Soya & Grains Alliance and has previously served on the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Council. He represents SB&B on the Sinner Bresnahan Healthy Kids Initiative board of directors, volunteers for Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and is currently board president for Moorhead Country Club. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s in secondary education. Scott lives in Fargo, North Dakota, with his wife, Stephanie. In his spare time, Scott enjoys golf, travel, movies, and is a sports enthusiast.