Leadership team

Each of our leaders has a depth of experience that provides the perspective needed for successful decision-making on behalf of our producer and cooperative owners.

Are you a cooperative farmer-owner with fresh ideas and a passion for collaboration and leadership? If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the CHS Board of Directors or serving in other capacities, learn more and direct questions to Nanci Lilja. To send a question to the CHS Board of Directors, contact us.

See our Board of Directors.

Executive team

Jay Debertin

President and chief executive officer

David Black

Senior vice president, enterprise strategy and chief information officer

Rick Dusek

Executive vice president, CHS Country Operations

John Griffith

Senior vice president, CHS Global Grain Marketing and Renewable Fuels

Gary Halvorson

Senior vice president, CHS Agronomy

Darin Hunhoff

Executive vice president, Energy & Processing

Mary Kaul-Hottinger

Senior vice president, Human Resources

Olivia Nelligan

Executive vice president and chief financial officer

Jim Zappa

Executive vice president and general counsel

Board of Directors

Dan Schurr

Chair

C.J. Blew

First vice chair

Jon Erickson

Second vice chair

Russ Kehl

Secretary-treasurer

Steve Riegel

Assistant secretary-treasurer

David Beckman

Director

Hal Clemensen

Director

Scott Cordes

Director

Mark Farrell

Director

Steve Fritel

Director

Alan Holm

Director

David Johnsrud

Director

Tracy Jones

Director

David Kayser

Director

Edward Malesich

Director

Perry Meyer

Director

Kevin Throener

Director