St. Louis / Headquarters

632 Cepi Drive Chesterfield, MO 63005

Phone: (636) 733-9004

FAX: (636) 733-9005



Washington Office

20 F Street, N.W., Suite 600

Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 628-7001

FAX: (202) 628-1933



Chris Novak, Chief Executive Officer | Biography

Kathy Baker, Executive Assistant

Susan Claiborne, Receptionist



Marketing and Operations

Fred Stemme, CAE, Vice President of Marketing and Operations

Rita Abney, Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications 

Jessica Brown, CMP, Meetings Manager

Ellen Campen, Bookkeeper

Ken Colombini, Director of Communications

Vickie Darland, Administrative Assistant

Jeremy Green, Manager, IT and Facility Services

Joe Hodes, Director, Development

Mark Lambert, Senior Communications Manager

Beth Musgrove, Graphic Communications Designer

Mary Quigley, Administrative Assistant, Marketing Communications

Mike Shelby, Association and Membership Services Specialist

Steve Uram, Marketing Manager

Cathryn Wojcicki, Communications Manager

Darcy Wolf, Director, Accounting



Production and Sustainability

Paul Bertels, Vice President of Production and Sustainability

Sandra Wright, Assistant to Vice President, Production and Utilization

Nathan Fields, Director, Biotechnology & Crop Inputs

Maggie Fogerty, Administrative Assistant, Production and Utilization

Nick Goeser, Ph.D., Director, Soil Health & Sustainability

Rachel Jungermann Orf, Manager, National Corn Yield Contest & Sustainability

Linda Kassoff, Administrative Assistant, Production, Sustainability and Livestock

Richard Vierling, Ph.D., Director of Research



Market Development

Amie Gianino, Vice President, Market Development

Melanie Gibson, Assistant to the Vice President, Market Development

Jessica Bennett, Director, Market Development

Max Starbuck, Director, Market Development

Susan Powers, Communications Manager

Open Position, Manager Market Development


Public Policy (Washington Office)

Jon Doggett, Executive Vice President 

Brooke Appleton, Director of Public Policy and Political Strategy

Beth Elliott, Director of Public Policy

Zach Kinne, Director of Public Policy

Kendra Keller, Office Manager

Ethan Mathews, Director of Public Policy

Jennifer Myers, Communications Manager

Layla Soberanis, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Sam Willett, Senior Director of Public Policy

Open, Legislative Assistant