U.S. Soybean Export Council Seats 2024/2025 Board of Directors 

Lance Rezac elected Chair 

ST. LOUIS, MO — February 27, 2024 — During its annual meeting held today in Houston, the U.S. Soybean Export Council seated its new Board of Directors for 2024/2025, in advance of Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led and farmer-focused agricultural event. 

USSEC’s board comprises 15 members of various stakeholders across the U.S. Soy value chain. Four members each are from the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB), and seven seats represent U.S. Soy trade, industry and state organizations. 

Lance Rezac, a farmer from Onaga, Kan., and USB representative on the board, was elected chair for a 12-month term. Rezac and his wife grow soybeans, corn, wheat, alfalfa, native hay, brome, and hay. Additionally, he runs a farrow-to-finish swine operation and raises beef cattle with his brother, son and daughter. 

“I’m honored to serve the 500,000+ U.S. soybean farmers in this capacity, working to help differentiate the quality and value of U.S. Soy from other nutrition and energy products in international export markets while collaborating with partners across the value chain,” Rezac shares. “Being a part of the USSEC leadership and seeing the work that’s done globally on behalf of U.S. Soy is not only humbling but demonstrates the importance of continuing to grow and consistently provide a high quality, sustainable source of soybeans to buyers around the world.” 

Below is the complete list of the newly elected USSEC Board of Directors for 2024/2025. 

Executive Committee 

Lance Rezac, Chair 

Janna Fritz, Vice Chair 

Joel Schreurs, Secretary 

John Buboltz, Treasurer 

ASA Appointments 

Janna Fritz, Bad Axe, Mich. 

Mike Koehne, Greensburg, Ind. 

Randy Miller, Lacona, Iowa 

Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, Nebo, Ill. 

USB Appointments 

Mike McCranie, Claremont, SD. 

Cindy Pulskamp, Hillsboro, ND. 

Lance Rezac, Onaga, Kan. 

Reggie Strickland, Mount Olive, NC. 

Allied Sub-Class 

Joel Schreurs, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council 

Tori Sorensen, Insta-Pro 

Exporter Sub-Class 

John Buboltz, Cargill 

Tony Hill, Archer Daniels Midland 

Shawn Hulm, Viterra 

Craig Pietig, Ag Processing, Inc. 

Scott Sinner, SB&B Foods, LLC 

“The depth and diversity of the collective USSEC Board of Directors showcases the value and significance of U.S. Soy,” says Jim Sutter, USSEC Chief Executive Officer. “U.S. Soy exports added $39.8 billion to the U.S. economy last marketing year with record U.S. soybean meal exports of 13.2 million metric tons (MMT) valued at $6.91 billion. 

“The Board’s input and expertise guide our worldwide programs and initiatives, and I look forward to our work together over the next year.” 


This press release was funded in part by the soy checkoff. 


Erin Worrell 
USSEC Communications Manager 
+1 (830) 998-4624, eworrell@ussec.org 

Kerrey Kerr-Enskat 
USSEC Senior Communications Manager 
+1 (515) 823-1848, kenskat@ussec.org 

About the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC):    
The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) focuses on differentiating, building preference, and elevating market access for the use of U.S. Soy for human consumption, aquaculture, and livestock feed in 80+ countries internationally. USSEC members represent the soy supply chain including U.S. Soy farmers, processors, commodity shippers, merchandisers, allied agribusinesses, and agricultural organizations. USSEC is funded by the U.S. soybean checkoff, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) matching funds, and industry.   

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