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.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Monte Peterson

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

American Soybean Association
Valley City, ND

Monte Peterson, a grower from Valley City, N.D., has been on the American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors since 2015. He’s served on various committees such as Membership and Corporate Relations, Finance and Administrative Services and Strategic Planning. Peterson currently serves on the Trade Policy and International Affairs Committee of ASA and on the Agricultural Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He represents ASA on the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Board of Directors where he is currently Chairman. Peterson also serves on the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association (NDSGA) Board of Directors with focus on its Legislative Committee. He also served on the North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) from 2006 – 2013 serving as Chairman for three years and Research Chair two years, during his term. He continues to serve on the Council’s Market Committee. Peterson is a fourth generation farmer who began his farming career in 1980 after receiving a Business Administration degree from North Dakota State College of Science. He and his wife continue working on the family farm where he grew up, producing corn and soybeans. Peterson and his wife Penny have two daughters and two granddaughters.

Doug Winter

VICE CHAIRMAN – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

United Soybean Board
Mill Sholas, IL

Doug and his wife, Nancy, a certified public accountant, grow soybeans, corn, wheat and grain sorghum on their family farm in Mill Shoals, Illinois. They have two grown children, Charisse and Neil. Doug completed the remaining term of an Illinois director in 2011 and was appointed as Director to the United Soybean Board (USB) in 2013. Doug represents USB on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and is serving on the Executive Committee as Vice-Chairman.

Dawn Scheier

BOARD SECRETARY – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Salem, SD

Dawn Scheier farms full time with her husband Pat in Salem, South Dakota. She is a fourth-generation farmer and raises corn and soybeans. Dawn received her bachelors degree in Animal Science from Illinois State University. She is also a graduate of the South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership program. Besides being active on the farm, Dawn has over 24 years of experience working in ag business. Dawn served as a Sales Manager and Credit Manager for an international farm equipment manufacturer, where she sold farm equipment to dealers in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia and Central America. Dawn currently represents the Allied Class on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and is serving on the Executive Committee as Secretary.

Chris Arnold

BOARD TREASURER – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

J.D. Heiskell & Company
Omaha, NE

Chris Arnold is currently a Merchandiser for J.D. Heiskell & Company. After graduating with a degree in agricultural business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2001, Chris started his career at The Scoular Company. Today, Chris lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife and two children. Chris currently represents the Exporter Class on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and is serving on the Executive Committee as Treasurer.

Stan Born

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

American Soybean Association
Lovington, IL

Stan Born, a soybean and corn farmer from Lovington, Illinois, has been on the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Board of Directors since 2016. Stan is also Director on the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Board and in the past served as treasurer and assistant secretary treasurer on the Illinois Soybean Association’s Board of Directors. He has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, a business management certification from Bradley University, and over 33 years of management experience in positions at Caterpillar Inc. Stan’s interests and hobbies include camping, public speaking and leadership.

John Buboltz

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

Cargill
Wayzata, MN

John Buboltz is Cargill’s North American Soybean Processing Manager. John has 24 years+ of experience in the grain/oilseed industry and has been employed with Cargill since 2000. John began his Cargill career, working for Cargill’s flour milling joint venture, Horizon Milling, in various wheat trading, merchandising and risk management roles. In 2011, John moved over to the CASC platform as Hard Red Winter Wheat Product Line Manager and in 2013 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.

Ken Dallmier

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

Clarkson Grain Company
Cerro Gordo, IL

Ken Dallmier serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Clarkson Grain Company, Inc. Clarkson Grain supplies grains and oilseeds throughout the year to clients in North and South America, Asia and the EU. Ken earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, and Ph. D. from Iowa State University. He has held management positions with his family business, Sturdy Grow Hybrids, Inc., as well as Syngenta Seeds, Inc., Agrible, Inc., and Clarkson Grain Company, Inc. He has served on the Board of Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. and is now serving on the Organic Trade Association’s Global Supply Chain Integrity Task Force.

Matt Giltner

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
Decatur, IL

Matt Giltner grew up on a row crop, cattle, and hog farm in Southeast Iowa. In 2000, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in finance and joined ADM. Matt has spent the past 19 years in various merchandising and risk management roles with ADM both in the United States and Germany. He currently serves as ADM’s manager in charge of U.S. bulk export soybeans. Matt is married to Kelly and has four wonderful children.

Derek Haigwood

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

United Soybean Board
Newport, AR

Derek Haigwood is a fourth-generation row-crop farmer who grows soybeans, rice, corn, cotton, grain sorghum and wheat with his wife, Shannon, on their farm in Newport, Arkansas. They have two sons, Judah and Samuel. Derek servers as Director on the United Soybean Board (USB). In December 2015, Derek and his wife Shannon won the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2015 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. Derek has served on the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Board of Directors for four years and has traveled extensively with the organization in helping to create and build preference for U.S. Soy worldwide.

Darren Kadlec

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

United Soybean Board
Pisek, ND

Darren Kadlec operates a grain and row crop farm with a retail seed business in Pisek, North Dakota. Crops raised on his farm include spring wheat, pinto bean, corn and soybeans. This is Darren’s fifth year as a Director on the United Soybean Board (USB). Darren also serves as Director on the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Board of Directors.

Brian Kemp

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

American Soybean Association
Sibley, IA

Brian and his wife Cindy raise soybeans and corn near Sibley in Northwest Iowa. Brian served as president of the Iowa Soybean Association. He currently serves as a Township Trustee, Chairman of the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School Ag Education Fund Governing Board, Elder on his church’s governing board, and is president of the Iowa Wallaces Farmer Master Farmers Association. He is a past president of the Osceola County Iowa Farm Bureau. Brian is a former County Agricultural Extension Agent and has bachelors and master’s degrees from Iowa State University. Brian is serving as Director on the board of the American Soybean Association. He currently serves on the Trade Policy and International Affairs Advocacy Committee, and he represents ASA as a Director on the United States Soybean Export Council. He and Cindy have two adult daughters.

Craig Pietig

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

Ag Processing, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Craig Pietig is a Senior Director of Exports at  AG Processing Inc., and has worked for AGP for 13 years. After graduating from Iowa State University Craig began working at various plant locations buying soybeans and selling soybean meal prior to moving to Omaha. In Craig’s current role he focuses on exporting grain, soybean meal, and DDGs through the Port of Grays Harbor into Southeast Asia.

Lance Rezac

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

United Soybean Board
Onaga, KS

Lance Rezac is a fifth generation farmer, who grows soybeans, corn, wheat and hay on his family farm in Onaga, Kansas. His family also operates a diversified cow-calf, stocker, finishing cattle and farrow to finish swine operation. Lance serves as a director for the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Soybean Export Council, as well as Commissioner for the Kansas Soybean Commission. Lance and his wife Debra have three children.

Joel Schreurs

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

American Soybean Association
Tyler, MN

Joel Schreurs farms near Tyler, which is located 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 corn and soybeans. 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. Joel serves as Director on the Boards of the American Soybeans Association, U. S. Soybean Export Council and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.

Tori Sorensen

BOARD DIRECTOR – U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL

Insta-Pro
Grimes, IA

Tori Sorensen has over 10 years of experience in the agriculture industry and is currently the Marketing Director for Insta-Pro Intl, global experts manufacturing processing equipment such as extruders, coolers and oil presses to convert raw materials into ingredients and final products for use in the food and feed industry. Prior to joining Insta-Pro Intl, she worked in the communications department at DuPont Pioneer and received her degrees from the University of Iowa.